An Experiential Learning Program

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The complex and interdependent challenges of our world today require critical thinking and creative approaches to meeting the goals of our modern society without undermining the resources that support them. Sustainability is not a study for a select few, but a life skill that will provide every KU graduate and global citizen with an interdisciplinary world view, in preparation for contributing to solutions for our present and our future. 

Undergraduate students from any major or discipline at the University of Kansas can earn a Sustainability Certificate as part of their degree portfolio.

The certificate includes three learning components:

  • Coursework: Students may choose 3 to 4 academic courses (totaling 9-16 credit hours), each introducing a unique interdisciplinary view of sustainability.
  • Experience: Students must engage in and complete 60 hours of experiential learning, which may take the form of service, research, or a combination of both.
  • Reflection: Having completed the course and learning requirements, students will submit a detailed reflection on their combined experience. 

Interested in earning the Sustainability Certificate? Email

Spring 2019 Deadline

Students graduating in May 2019 should complete and submit all certificate requirements by Friday, May 24 at 5pm

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