Postgraduate Certificate Online

Environmental Sustainability

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/full
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/full
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The Environmental Sustainability Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University focuses on the integration of several distinct topic areas, including sustainability, policy (energy and environmental), economics, and global resource allocation. 


Course Details

The Environmental Sustainability Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University considers sustainability from many perspectives, including scientific, environmental, societal, technological, economic, and governmental perspectives.

With this environmental sustainability certificate online certificate, you will study:

  • Sustainability fundamentals, energy and environmental policy, economics, and global resource allocation
  • Environmental policy impacts, national/global energy resources, and societal interaction with the environment
  • Public- and private-sector strategies for the implementation of sustainable practices and design in local, regional, national, and worldwide environments

In addition, you’ll participate in unique design projects that allow you to focus on multiple perspectives of sustainability, similar to real-world conditions. It is a great way to improve your knowledge of environmental sustainability without committing to a degree program.

What You Will Do

  • Grow your knowledge of sustainability principles and the roles of multiple disciplines in their effective implementation to complex environmental problems
  • Comprehend the complex and dynamic interactions between humans and their environment
  • Understand the role of government policy at municipal, regional, national, and global levels in achieving sustainable development
  • Learn about the political, regulatory, and economic barriers preventing full implementation of sustainable products, goods, and services
  • Study the role of sustainability in meeting critical resource needs such as renewable energy and water quality and quantity on local, regional, national, and global scales

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • Elements of Sustainable Design
  • Energy Policy and Sustainability
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Global Environmental Change

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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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