Sustainability, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) | Los Angeles, United States
9 months
3725 USD/full
3725 USD/full
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Do you want a career with a greater purpose? Rise to the challenge and establish yourself as a leader in the important sustainability movement. Sustainable initiatives have become a driving force in the economy, and demand is growing for knowledgeable professionals in renewable energies and sustainable practices. The Sustainability program is offered by UCLA Extension.


The Sustainability program at UCLA Extension is perfect if you're interested in combining academic excellence and real-world experience. Designed with the needs of working professionals in mind, the program can be completed in person or online.

This program is perfect for:

  • Individuals interested in exploring the dynamic field of sustainability
  • Those who want knowledge and skills to be better global citizens
  • Professionals seeking to stay up to date in their current position
  • Professionals in a wide range of disciplines, such as Environmental Affairs Officers, Business Development Managers, City Planners, Waste and Facility Management Professionals, Political Strategists, Corporate and Product Sustainability Managers, Renewable Energy Sales Associates

What you can learn

  • Learn environmental systems and the interrelationship and effect of humans upon the environment.
  • Explore individual and group roles in sustainability and the interconnectedness and necessity of collaboration between social, economic, and ecological responsibilities.
  • Learn business aspects of sustainability by identifying practical tools, measuring performance, and reviewing best practices.
  • Acquire skills in areas including environmental and energy consultancy, green investment and marketing, green building project design, renewable energy, climate change, public policy and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Sustainability: Current Issues and Case Studies
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Principles of Sustainability: Stakeholders and Engaging Communities
  • Environmental Sociology
  • The Solar Energy Solution: Harnessing Solar Power in the Home and Office

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Apply to a certificate program
    •  Purchase health insurance
    • Financial certification
    • Passport photocopy
    • Transcript
    •  Complete the International Student Certificate Program Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3725 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3725 USD for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    3725 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3725 USD for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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