Sustainability, P.B.C.


Want to transition to a sustainability-related career path, but lack the required undergraduate courses to enter into an advanced degree program? The post-baccalaureate certificate in sustainability at UNC Greensboro provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to make this transition.

This certificate is also a direct pathway into the M.S. in sustainability and environment program, as all courses count toward the M.S. degree and the graduate school. 


  • UNCG is ranked as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the Princeton Review (2020).
  • Students have access to modern geographic technology, including an oversized cartographic plotter, GPS equipment, and computers with industry-standard software programs like Arc/Info, ArcView, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS, Surfer, AtlasGIS, MapInfo, and ER Mapper.
  • State-of-the-art laboratories – like the Geomorphology and Weather and Climate Lab, and the Regolith Analysis Laboratory – offer in-depth geographic analysis using the latest precision instruments.  
  • The program’s accreditations and affiliations include:
    • Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    • National Council for Science and the Environment


  • The curriculum includes two required core classes and the student’s choice of a selection of sustainability classes in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. 
  • The student may choose, in consultation with their advisor, up to two sustainability-relevant classes from other departments at UNC Greensboro.


Graduates are prepared for positions such as:

  • Ecotourism
  • Urban Planning
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Law
  • Communications
  • Business

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Program Details

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Graduate Certificate

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Aaron Allen
Director of the Environment & Sustainability Program
Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability