SummaryIn today’s evolving green economy, you can maximize your career opportunities with a Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability from Lawrence Technological University. Sustainability, the consideration of the “triple bottom line” – economic,environmental, and social systems at the local, national, and global levels – has become a key element in decision making in many areas of business and public policy. Lawrence Tech’s Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability is an interdisciplinary program that can increase your credentials in the area of environmental, social, and economic consciousness.
Why LTU?Lawrence Tech is committed to sustainability leadership in its educational programs, faculty research, and student projects. The campus itself serves as a living laboratory of sustainability. The LEED Silver-certified A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center is heated and cooled by a field of geothermal wells beneath the University quadrangle, which is ringed by a bioswale and rain gardens to form an elaborate stormwater filtering and retention system. Lawrence Tech students routinely win national and international awards for sustainability related projects, and Lawrence Tech faculty conduct research in such areas as sustainable urban design, stormwater management, and advanced materials.
Lawrence Tech’s closely aligned Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management create an environment in which students can experience and study sustainability in a variety of subject areas – a level of interdisciplinary collaboration unique to Lawrence Tech. Supported by the University’s Center for Sustainability, Lawrence Tech’s faculty oversee student projects in alternative energy, sustainable urbanism, green construction, zero energy dwellings, stormwater management, green chemistry, environmental preservation, and sustainable business practices used to drive innovation and transformation.
Why the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability?
Enterprises of all types are increasingly developing sustainability strategies in anticipation of growing public awareness and demand, advancing organizational performance expectations, and regulatory guidelines and laws.The Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability provides you the breadth of knowledge to understand and analyze sustainability from multiple perspectives, making you a valuable leader in sustainability efforts in your business.
Architects will better understand sustainable design by considering the historic underpinnings of literature related to sustainability. Engineers and scientists will gain an appreciation of the broader environmental context of their designs for new materials and devices. Business leaders will not only better understand the economic consequences of their business decisions but also their social and environmental consequences.
Designed for students and professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field, the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability provides the flexibility to create a program tailored to your academic backgroundand professional goals.
The following are the requirements of this certificate program:
- For admittance into the certificate program, the applicant must meet the conditions set by the University for admission to a graduate program, i.e., have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.
- Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits, with at least one course under the jurisdiction of each of the four Lawrence Tech colleges.
Students must take at least one course offered by each of the Lawrence Tech colleges as part of the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability. Additional credits to satisfy the certificate may be selected from any courses which appear on the following list. These pre-approved classes have been deemed pertinent for interdisciplinary students, and do not require extensive pre-existing knowledge.
College of Architecture & Design
|ARC 5422||Environmental Issues|
|ARC 5442||High Performance Building Evaluations|
|ARC 5693||Sustainable Urbanism|
|ARC 5832||Preservation Issues|
College of Arts & Science
|LLT 6012||Literature of the Built Environment|
|SSC 6012||Social Responsibility and Community Action|
College of Engineering
|ECE 5353||Environmental Management|
|ECE 5113||Sustainable Construction Practice|
College of Management
|GLM 6343||Creating Business Sustainability|
|MIS 7463|| Virtual Work Environments
Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Sustainability Certificate as part of a graduate degree program should contact a faculty advisor in one of Lawrence Tech's four colleges:
Dr. Nicole Villeneuve - College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Don Carpenter - College of Engineering
Professor Edward Orlowski, AIA; LEED AP - College of Architecture & Design
Dr. Jacqueline Stavros - College of Management
Students wishing to enroll in only the certificate program should contact Alan McCord, Associate Provost, for more information
Dr. Alan McCord - Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Sustainability and the University’s efforts in sustainability, call 248.204.2400.