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Green Tip

Unplugging your devices, lowering your heat, and smartly disposing of waste are a few ways to leave for break on sustainable note!



Green Campus Tour

Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University

Climate Action Plan

Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.

Annual Report

Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report

Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability

Beginning in Fall 2011, the University College is offering a twelve-credit, four-course interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability.  This undergraduate certificate will provide an opportunity for students to further their knowledge and skills to contribute to sustainable systems from the viewpoint of different disciplines, to help them become effective leaders and agents of change for sustainability, and to make them more competitive in the changing job market as some sectors move to a green collar economy.

Students will select from an existing array of courses in various disciplines.  Annually, a faculty committee will review new courses proposed by the schools and colleges to be included in available offerings for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

  1. The undergraduate certificate in sustainability will require four (4) courses and a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.
  2. The courses will be selected among courses in four different departments in at least three different schools and must be outside of the student’s own major.
  3. General Education courses can be included in the array of courses, but can constitute no more than one of the four courses toward the certificate. If a student chooses a general education course to count toward the certificate, this same course cannot count toward the general education requirement in a specific category.
  4. The certificate requires that three of the four courses be at the 2000 level or higher.
  5. The certificate courses in sustainability can satisfy other minors and/or certificates.

To view a complete listing of approved certificate courses, visit the Certificate in Sustainability Bulletin page.

For questions or more information, please email sustainabilitycertificate@temple.edu.

Click to download the program brochure