University of Oregon

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability

Program Overview

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) is a one-year professional graduate certificate program at the University of Oregon that offers students a dynamic, practical course of study in urban sustainability issues related to planning, policy and design. OLIS provides skills and hands-on experience to prepare its graduates for a professional work environment, engaged in sustainability efforts in public agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. 

Coursework in varied disciplines inspires our students to look beyond traditional barriers between professions to create robust, integrated solutions to complex challenges. OLIS drills down to the core issues affecting sustainability in cities: land use and transportation, energy and climate change, public health and food, water and waste, local jobs and prosperity, social justice and access to services and decision-making. 

  • Effective Fall 2015, OLIS has stopped accepting new applicants for the OLIS Graduate Certificate Program.

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