Certificate in Sustainability

** This certificate program launches September 2024. **

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Certificate in Sustainability provides students the opportunity to develop a sustainability lens - an interdisciplinary toolkit for examining societal, cultural, economic, political and environmental issues from a perspective that promotes ecological health, social equity and development. 

Enrolment in the Certificate in Sustainability is open to all students completing programs at UTM. The required foundation course is Sustainability ENV210H5. Additionally, students complete 1.5 credits chosen from at least 2 of 4 Perspectives offered (Economic, Environmental, Political/Institutional, Social/Cultural). 

Upon completion "Certificate in Sustainability (U of T Sustainability Scholar)" will be recorded on the academic transcript as a component of the undergraduate degree. Students who complete the requirements of the Certificate in Sustainability are considered University of Toronto Sustainability Scholars, one part of the Sustainability Pathways Program. Students will not receive a separate parchment at Convocation. 

Interested in sustainability but unsure whether to complete the Certificate in Sustainability or Sustainability Minor. Check out this sustainability comparison chart or meet with the GGE Academic Advisor.