Online Certificate in Sustainability

Bolster your Professional Credentials with an Online Certificate in Sustainability

Help make your community — and your career — more sustainable with Northern Vermont University’s new sustainability certificate. This program, housed in Northern Vermont University’s Business Administration Department, and offered completely online, focuses on a practical approach to sustainability in the workplace. You'll gain the skills to help lead a company, nonprofit, or government agency in improving its environmental and social impacts.

Broaden your current degree, or expand your career opportunities.

The 21-credit program is available to students in any discipline and for working professionals who want to expand their career opportunities with new skills in demand by employers. There are no prerequisites. The program is aligned with Vermont’s growing green economy sector and the focus of more and more companies on the triple bottom line of financial, social, and environmental sustainability. If you’re a problem-solver who wants to make meaningful change, this certificate is for you.

Gain practical knowledge that serves your career and your community.

Vermont is an ideal learning laboratory for sustainability. You’ll have valuable real-world opportunities that could include:

  • Developing a business plan
  • Learning about green building practices and renewable energy
  • Working with food supply networks
  • Creating interpretive programs and self-guided trails in protected natural areas

Interdisciplinary courses related to health and wellness, ethics and politics, climate science, tourism, and other subjects will be offered. You'll finish the program prepared to apply your skills in fields ranging from renewable energy and supply chain management to craft brewing and consumer products.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Like all institutions of higher education in the United States that serves students eligible for federal loans and grant funding, Northern Vermont University is required to publish a gainful employment disclosure (GED) about certain certificate programs. You can find the GED for the certificate in sustainability program here.