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Energy and Sustainability

In a time when sustainability is at the forefront and environmental challenges continue to emerge, learn how to develop sustainable solutions and practical environmental policies. In this certificate program, you’ll learn how to advocate for the use of renewable energy and sustainability while gaining insight into the way energy sources are used, regulated, and financed.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Evening or Online

 
Admission
No GRE or GMAT

 
Duration
As few as 6 months

 
Duration
As few as 12 months

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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If you plan to study on an F-1 or J-1 visa, contact Tracy Joosten.

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Analyze renewable energy trends

Develop sustainability plans and assessments

Advocate for the use of sustainable practices and policies

Curriculum

Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Energy and Sustainability requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

EPM 4002
Integrated Environmental Systems
EPM 4230
Renewable and Alternative Energies
EPM 4232 Sustainability: Policy & Practice
EPM 4233
Sustainable Transportation

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Energy and Sustainability requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit

Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 


Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

EPM 4002
Integrated Environmental Systems
EPM 4230
Renewable and Alternative Energies
EPM 4232 Sustainability: Policy & Practice
EPM 4233
Sustainable Transportation

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Environmental Policy and Management program include:

EPM 4234 Climate Change and Science
EPM 4235
Green Building
EPM 4236
Nuclear, Hydrogen, and Energy Storage Technologies
EPM 4238
EPM 4980

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Featured Instructors

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability.

Take a Course Before You Apply

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We know how important it is to get started when you’re ready and that’s why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Energy and Sustainability

Employment of environmental professionals is projected to grow 8% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The sustainability field now represents around 4.5 million jobs, according to a report done by the Environmental Defense Fund. The report also found that solar and wind jobs have grown by 20% annually and created jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy.


Job Titles

Risk Manager
Energy Consultant
Outreach Organizer
Sustainability Leader
Program Specialist
Project Manager
Solar Engineer
Renewable Energy Manager
 

 
 

 

Sustainability Specialist Salary: National Average

$69,040

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Hear from Our Students

Theme: Job Satisfaction

Environmental Policy and Management

“I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master’s at the same time.” —Dayna Reggero, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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William Bellamy

Senior Vice President of Global Water Services, CH2M Hill

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David Stewart

Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc

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Joel Hirschboeck

Director of Risk Management, Jefferson County Public Schools

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Lyle Laverty

Colorado State Parks Director

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Howard Roitman

Former Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety

Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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