Wilkes University

Sustainability Certificate

SUS-501. Introduction To Sustainability

Credits: 3

This course serves as an introduction to the concept of sustainability and will investigate why knowledge of sustainability issues and initiatives is an important business management and operational tool. This course is the first in a series of four courses in the Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainability Management. There are no pre-requisites for this course. Upper-level undergraduate students may enroll with permission of the instructor.

SUS-502. Metrics of Sustainability

Credits: 3

Metrics of sustainability are the tools and procedures that are utilized to measure the impact and progress of a sustainability management program. These metrics are important because they enable goal setting and facilitate the adoption of sustainable practices. In this course current sustainability reporting and tracking systems will be studied. This course is the second in a series of four courses in the Certificate Program in Sustainability Management. SUS-501 is a pre-requisite for this course.

SUS-503. Sustainability Implementation

Credits: 3

Students will learn about implementing sustainability management systems through an in-depth study of a manufacturing facility. Key topics to be studied include: setting sustainability goals, development of an environmental policy statement, development of sustainability metrics and sustainability reporting. This course is the third in a series of four courses in the Certificate Program in Sustainability Management. SUS-501 and SUS-502 are pre-requisites for this course.

SUS-504. Industry-Focused Sustainability

Credits: 3

In this course students will perform an in-depth study of sustainability standards and practices in the context of a specific industry. This course is the last in a series of four courses in the Certificate Program in Sustainability Management. SUS-501, SUS-502, SUS-503 are pre-requisites for this course.


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