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How long will it take?

17-19 hours

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Geosciences, Certificate in Sustainability

This program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability as a concept, area of study, social practice, organizational goal and policy objective that concerns the effects and durability of relationships and interactions between social and biophysical systems.

This undergraduate certificate is an excellent complement to undergraduates pursuing careers in natural resources or environmental fields.

The Department of Geosciences includes a diverse faculty of scholars from the disciplines of geography, geology and hydrology. Research clusters in the department investigate pressing urban environmental issues, including water (from water governance to water quality and quantity), climate change and quantity, geochemical processes, and geographic information systems and informatics.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Students are required to take at least two credit hours from the internship grouping: GEOG 4832 (Geography Internship), BIOL 4915 (Collaborative Internships in Biology), or BIOL 4916 (Internships in Biology); and then GEOG 4020 (Urban Environments); GEOG 4644 (Environmental Conservation); and two courses from Group II in the undergraduate catalog (ANTH 4060, ANTH 4550, BIOL 4050/GEOG 4050, BIOL 4045, BIOL 4930, BIOL 4451, ECON 4220, GEOG 4051, GEOG 4646, GEOG 4648, GEOG 4784, GEOG 4550/GEOL 4550, JOUR 3040, PMAP 3411, or PMAP 4331).

For more details, see the course catalog.

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Students in this certificate program will develop the skills needed to apply analytical, research and communication skills in sustainability in a wide range of public and private professional settings.



Careers in sustainability include a variety of applications in industry, policy, consulting, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies at all levels.


Department of Geosciences
Langdale Hall
Suite 730
38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-413-5750
Fax: 404-413-5768
Email: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Department of Geosciences
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.