APSU is committed to providing a quality education that empowers graduates to obtain
careers in a multitude of areas that appreciate sustainable philosophies/practices.
Nationwide, sustainable practices in construction, agriculture, waste removal and
recycling, factories, and much more are at the
very core of best practices. This new graduate certificate is unique to public education in middle Tennessee.
The graduate certificate in sustainability focuses on developing a student's ability to identify and analyze real-world environmental problems and to propose practical sustainable solutions to those problems through interdisciplinary learning acquired in completing courses in Geography, Agriculture, Biology, and Sustainability. Through this interdisciplinary approach to learning, student will also gain an understanding of the impact human activity has on ecosystems and the planet regarding sustainable and unsustainable resources.
Why complete a certificate in Sustainability? Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Understand ethical responsibilities towards present and future generations through an examination of contemporary environmental issues and global trends
- Understanding the impact human activity has on ecosystems and the planet regarding sustainable and unsustainable resources
- Identify and analyze real-world environmental problems and potential future environmental problems
- Propose, and defend, practical sustainable solutions to environmental problems
Students will complete this 9-hour on-campus program by taking three courses throughout agriculture, biology and geoscience. Completion of this certificate will allow students to transition directly into the Master of Biology, if desired.
Students will complete this 9-hour program by taking 2 required courses and 1 elective:
GEOG 5040: Sustainable Development (3) - Required
SUST 5060: Sustainable Energy Systems (3) - Required
AGRI 5220: Soil and Water Conservation (2) - Elective
- AGRI 5221: Soil and Water Conservation Lab (1) - Elective
BIOL 5330: Aquatic Biology and Water Quality Control (2) - Elective
- BIOL 5330: Aquatic Biology and Water Quality Control Lab (1) - Elective
To learn more about this program, contact:
Dr. Jack Deibert, Professor | Department of Geosciences
Phone: (931) 221-1009