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Sustainability Certificates

Want to learn how to make the world a better place – and gain job-ready skills and experience while you do it?

Our interdisciplinary sustainability certificates each have a different focus, but all provide students with broad education that culminates in a hands-on, applied experience or internship with area businesses, organizations, or on-campus programs. All certificates are open to students in any major or college. Explore your options below, or get in touch with our staff to discuss possibilities!

Please contact our Sustainability Certificates Coordinator, Stephanie Spehar, at for any questions.

*To declare a certificate, call the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) at (920) 424-1268 or stop by the Student Success Center – Suite 202, and a PAL will assist you!

Sustainability & Social Change

(12-16 credits) Learn about the causes and possible solutions to sustainability problems, and how to apply different techniques for achieving social change.

Sustainability Communication

(12 -16 credits) Develop and apply techniques and strategies to inform and influence diverse audiences about sustainability issues.

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

(9 – 13 Credits) Learn to understand, apply, and manage a range of renewable energy projects for organizations and businesses.

Sustainability Leadership in Organizations

(15 -19 Credits) Learn how organizations and businesses can have an impact on sustainability, and how to move organizations in a more sustainable direction.

Sustainability Education

(14 -18 Credits) Learn how to engage learners in non-formal and classroom settings by applying pedagogical tools, using the Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability, and developing instructional materials.

What Will I Be Able to Do After Completing a Certificate?


  1. Knowledge of sustainability: Students will be able to define the concept of sustainability and understand sustainability indicators and measures.
  2. Sustainability as a lens: Students will be able to use the concept of sustainability to identify and analyze intersecting social, economic, and environmental problems.
  3. Application of Sustainability: Students will be able to apply sustainability concepts, perspectives and knowledge to real-world issues and practices.

Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations


UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Contact Info:

(920) 424-0440
SIRT Office: 4483 Sage Hall