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Sustainability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Sustainability Studies COGS will offer graduate students a credential demonstrating their understanding of applying sustainability concepts in the ‘real world’. The COGS in Sustainability Studies, and the courses that comprise the program, are aimed at helping students in diverse graduate disciplines understand avenues for implementing comprehensive sustainability solutions. The Sustainability Studies COGS builds on the existing expertise in the Department of Geography, Planning & Sustainability in the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan. While the courses comprising the program are housed in the Department, the program should be attractive from graduate programs in STEM, business, education, social sciences, humanities, and communication arts departments at the University. The courses may be offered online.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainability Studies is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses).

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: Choose 9 S.H.
ENST 94501 Sustainable Commerce 3
ENST 94502 Sustainability Assessment 3
ENST 94503 Perspectives on Environmental Regulation, Policy, and Law 3
ENST 94504 Topics in Sustainability, Innovation, and Problem Solving 3
PLAN 31587 Graduate Seminar in Food Systems Planning 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
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