This microcertificate is the first step for students to understand the new standard certifications being used to move companies and governments toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

The courses offered in this microcertificate have been created for working professionals who need additional training in resiliency and sustainability certifications, accounting and metrics. They will prepare students for advancement in their current jobs or open doors to new opportunities.


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

  • ENRE 51203 - Foundations of Environmental Resiliency

Choose two of the three electives below:


Educational Pathways

The microcertificate can be combined with others for a graduate certificate or a master’s degree in environmental resiliency.



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. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.


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