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Sustainability Studies at the U of A

If you have a passion for food security, active transportation, social justice, there's no reason to leave that outside of the classroom. The University of Alberta has hundreds of sustainability-related classes to choose from. And if you want to take your studies to the next level, the Certificate in Sustainability will reward your focus on sustainability.


Get a foundation in sustainability studies by taking SUST 201: Introduction to Sustainability and SUST 202: Global Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. These courses are open to undergraduate students across all faculties and there are no prerequisites! SUST 201 is offered as an online and asynchronous course

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Expand your understanding of environmental issues and social ecological systems by enrolling in SUST 300: Environmental Conflict & Social Ecological Systems, and take your knowledge to the next level with SUST410: Directed Study in Sustainability.

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The Certificate in Sustainability rewards your choice to focus on human and environmental issues that are increasingly important in today’s world. Study across disciplines to understand issues such as: climate change, food security, renewable energy, biodiversity and social inequality. Free and open to undergraduates in ten faculties.

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Find a course exploring a dimension of sustainability, including food security, climate change, renewable energy, social inequality, and more. There are hundreds of courses to choose from!

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