Undergraduate Certificate in Clean Energy and Sustainability

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)


The new Undergraduate Certificate in Clean Energy and Sustainability (CES) will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to play a more effective role in today’s society. Whether a UMB student or a professional seeking to make a career change, this program will help position participants at the leading edge of the clean energy transformation that will enhance the region’s competitiveness and advance the goal of sustainability.

This Undergraduate Certificate is one of five new interdisciplinary programs in Clean Energy and Sustainability that will equip “green and white collar” professionals, policymakers, and business managers for the transition to a clean energy economy. Designed for both students and professionals, these new offerings blend up-to-date expertise, theory and practice to meet the demands of a transition to a sustainable world, where innovation and leadership are paramount.

UMB’s College of Management (CM) and the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) partnered to create these five initiatives, which feature coursework and collaborative engagement with area businesses, non-profit and social enterprise organizations, and other groups committed to building a more sustainable world. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) serves as overall coordinator.

Program Link: https://business.umb.edu/masters-programs/certificates/clean-energy-sustainability

Additional Details

The certificate comprises 5 courses (15 credits) from 5 core areas:

  1. Environmental Science
  2. Environmental Economics
  3. Environmental Policy
  4. Environmental Management
  5. Environmental Capstone.

While this structure and content may be perceived to have breadth, but not depth in "Clean Energy", the goal of the BPECEE and the certificate program will be to develop courses with more "Clean Energy" depth as the program develops, student interest increases, and sustainability is plausible.


  • Institution Name: University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)
  • Department: Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) - Professional Development
  • Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
  • Website: https://www.umb.edu/