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The Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the School of Divinity provide students with exposure to sustainability issues through the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. The certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours in coursework related to natural science, social sciences and humanities, business management, and law and policy. An application is required.


Pre-Fall Workshops*    
SUS 600: Communication Skills (1 hr) Optional 1-2
SUS 601: Professional and Leadership Skills (1 hr)


SUS 701: Global Human Systems 3
SUS 703: Resource Management 3
SUS 705: Applied Sustainability I Optional 2
Elective 0
Fall Semester Total 6-10


Pre-Spring Workshops  
SUS 602: Analytics (1 hr) Optional 1-2
SUS 603: Natural Capital Venture (1 hr)


SUS 702: Sustainable Organizational Management 3
SUS 704: Environmental Law and Policy 3
SUS 706: Applied Sustainability II Optional 2
Elective(s) 0
Spring Semester Total 6-10


Research Thesis or Internship 0
Summer Semester Total 0


 Program Total: 12-20 credit hours 


*Note: The pre-fall workshops on communications and leadership can be fulfilled by courses offered at the School of Divinity. Students obtaining the certificate must obtain permission from their advisors.


Application Instructions

Application materials should be submitted directly to the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. GRE scores are not required for application to the certificate program.  A complete application will contain all of the following:

The application deadline for the certificate option is March 31. Visit the CEES website for more information.