Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Earth’s climate is changing with far-reaching consequences.  The challenges presented by climate change are large and broad, with disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. For students to become leaders to tackle environmental justice issues and pioneer solutions, a breadth of expertise is needed.  In the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program, students will address the physical basis of changing climate, its impacts on humanity and justice, and be introduced to solutions. We welcome and encourage applications from students from wide-ranging academic programs across the University of Michigan.

Climate Solutions Program Coursework

Climate Solutions Program Electives

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This certificate program will:

  1. Train interdisciplinary students about the basics of climate change science and equip them to explore solutions needed to mitigate climate change and to adapt to future changes.
  2. Develop skills in graduates to think in a systems way about the causes and consequences of climate change and enable innovative approaches that focus on climate adaptation and resilience.

The program consists of 12 credit hours (three ‘core’ mandatory courses and the remainder of credits from approved list of electives).  The core courses establish a knowledge of climate science and the effects of warming on society, strategies for slowing and reversing the amount of warming that will be realized, and methods for responding to growing consequences of climate change. These three courses cross the formal framework of climate change, mitigation, and adaptation.

The Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program was developed in partnership between CLaSP and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), and is designed for students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan. Master’s or doctoral students from any field, CoE, SEAS, LSA and the professional schools, are welcome to apply.

If you have any questions about the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Certificate Program, including application and completion requirements, please email our Student Services Office.