Sustainability (S) designated courses are designed to teach students about sustainability across a variety of academic disciplines. They are part of a growing system wide effort to teach students ecological literacy and make the University of Hawaii system a leader in sustainability. These courses are not a graduation requirement, but the designation can steer students towards courses that address issues of sustainability. Sustainability designated courses encourage students to learn about the social, cultural, economic, political, scientific, and artistic approaches to sustainability, recognizing the valuable contributions from each academic discipline to thinking about the health of the planet and local communities. Sustainability designated courses may be either S-focused or S-related.
How to make your class an S-Designated class:
How to keep your course designation:
The Academic Subject Certificate in Sustainability provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to core concepts of sustainability. This certificate will prepare students to transfer to UHWO BAS in Sustainable Community Food Systems, UHMC BAS in Sustainability Science 101Management, or the UH Mānoa Interdisciplinary Studies BA in Sustainability, BA in Hawaiian Studies, Mālama ʻĀina “track”. Perhaps more importantly, it will help students to understand the interdisciplinary nature and relevance of sustainability in whatever major and career they choose.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
This certificate consists of a minimum of 12 credits.
Required Courses (9 credits)
Three (3) credits must be taken in each of the following three categories:
Independent Study or Special Topics Course in the discipline of choice (3 credits)
How to identify and register for an S-designated course:
How to get your Sustainability Certificate: