Sustainability, Certificate

Sustainability, Certificate


Sustainable initiatives have become a driving force in the economy, and demand is growing for knowledgeable professionals in renewable energies and sustainable practices. The 20-unit Sustainability Sustainability Certificate 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.

Get the Skills to Revitalize Your Career and Planet
  • Become a leader in environmentally responsible policy and practices with UCLA Extension UCLA Extension Sustainability Certificate.
  • Rise to the challenge and establish yourself as a leader in this important new movement.
  • Discover how the Sustainability Certificate can give your current job the winning edge or help you launch an exciting new career that matters!
The Sustainability certificate at UCLA Extension has been designed for those interested in exploring the dynamic field of sustainability, those needing to stay up to date in their current position or for individuals who want knowledge and skills to be better global citizens. Encompassing the fields of design, business, energy, law, and public policy, this program will focus on major elements that impact the environment on a daily basis such as our use of water, air, land, energy, and transportation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    20 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • Principles of Sustainability l: Introduction 
  • Principles of Sustainability Ill: Stakeholders and Engaging Communities 
  • Principles of Sustainability II: Current Issues and Case Studies 
  • Urban Food Production
  • Greener Gardens: Sustainable Garden Practice
  • Building a Garden Ecology with California Natives

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
    • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
    • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
    • Send required documents to the International Student Office

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      3480 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3480 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
    • National Applies to you

      3480 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3480 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Estimated Total Cost: $4,050

    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.


    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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