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Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs

This program gives design entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, and access to resources they need to build a viable business based on sustainable design practices.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.


A total of 10 courses (8 required and 2 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate.  SUS 200 is a required course. 

Part I: Required Courses

SUS 001   Introduction to Sustainability
SUS 002   The Sustainable Organization
SUS 003   Sustainable Marketing
SUS 004   Sustainable Design Thinking
SUS 005   Sustainable Material Sourcing
SUS 006   Navigating Sustainable Manufacturing
SUS 007   Circular Product Lifecycle

Part II: Personal Choice Courses

(choose at least 2)
SUS 012   Ethical Fashion I
SUS 013   Ethical Fashion II
SUS 014   Natural Dyeing
SUS 016   Clothing Reconstruction
SUS 017   Social Responsibility and the Apparel Industry
SUS 018   Hand Sewing: Traditional Sashiko Mending
SUS 019   Repurposed and Upcycled Design
SUS 022   Collaborative Design With Artisans
SUS 024   Vintage: The First Sustainable Fashion Business
SUS 026   Sustainable Fashion Through History
SUS 027   Current Events and Innovations in Sustainable Fashion

Part III: Required Course

SUS 200 The Purpose Driven Company

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an Affidavit Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. 

 Getting Started with a Noncredit Certificate Program