The ISEN undergraduate certificate provides a means for Northwestern students to pursue interdisciplinary instruction in the increasingly important areas of sustainability and energy during their undergraduate coursework, while signaling broad topic proficiency to potential future employers.
The certificate can be petitioned by any undergraduate student at the university, and consists of seven total courses:
- Three introductory ISEN survey courses at the 200-level (ISEN 210, 220, 230)
- Four additional elective courses across a variety of disciplines and departments, including natural science, engineering, social science, study abroad opportunities, and special topics
Students pursuing the certificate will in some cases receive preferential pre-registration access to certain courses associated with the certificate, and be apprised when new courses are introduced at the university.