This graduate certificate is one of many credentials that you can earn while building your skills about and understanding of current certifications, accounting, and metrics used to guide organizations and businesses toward sustainability and resilient outcomes. Industry and organizational professionals can use knowledge and tools from this program to measure sustainability and resilience initiatives to monitor and demonstrate success.

The certificate will provide a foundation in resiliency and explore various types of accreditation standards for built environments, familiarize students with environmental accounting metrics and reporting frameworks. Students completing this certificate will have a foundation to attain certification in the fields of sustainability and resilience.

Students Will Learn:

  • To communicate the principal problems the built environment causes to Earth’s systems for the purposes of broad ecological literacy and working toward bringing the built environment to operate within planetary boundaries.
  • Understand the impact of water in developed sites and buildings and strategies and frameworks for minimizing the ecological pollution footprint of water.
  • Understand the impact of energy in developed sites and buildings and strategies and frameworks for minimizing its carbon footprint and socioeconomic impact.
  • Be familiar with carbon accounting, ESG reporting and various commonly used measures of sustainability in the built environment.

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least a 3.0 GPA to enroll. Non-native English speakers must have language scores acceptable for admission by the University of Arkansas graduate school standards.


Required Courses

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Online Students
Pay In-State Tuition


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.