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NAU Yavapai

Community Development and Sustainability, Undergraduate Certificate

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2019

This certificate can a useful companion to a variety of majors and gives students the opportunity to explore this area without the commitments associated with a four-year degree.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Community Development and Sustainability?

The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students to help inspire and organize others to create sustainable social systems and environmental practices-through advocacy and/or through the facilitation of community groups and stakeholders.

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required


Certificate Requirements
  • Available only to Northern Arizona University - Yavapai students.

  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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