Sustainability (AC) - Social, Political, Economic Treatment of the Earth Emphasis

Program Information

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise along one of five significant pillars of sustainability, where students will examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature. The five pillars are organized into specialized tracks, including land use and human transformations of the earth, competition for water and other natural resources from the earth systems, political and economic treatment of the earth, coupled human-environment interactions, and entrepreneurship for transforming ideas for sustainable products/services into viable businesses.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

In addition to the Social, political, Economic Treatment of the Earth emphasis, the following Sustainability program tracks are available at GCC:

A total of 9-10 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training. You may distribute electives between semesters depending on interest, schedule, and course availability.

If you are planning to transfer to a university for your bachelor's degree, some restricted electives may be applied towards Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements. You should consider these AGEC designations and course prerequisites when selecting and sequencing elective courses.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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