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Sustainability & Resilience

Registrations will be accepted on a rolling basis until Aug. 23, 2024. If you have questions about your eligibility or interest in the course, please email csp@ucsc.edu or fill out our inquiry form.

The UC Santa Cruz Coastal Sustainability and Resilience course is for working professionals addressing coastal climate resilience, coastal risks, and adaptation solutions at local, regional, and national scales.

This includes practitioners working on coastal adaptation planning and implementation, from municipal to regional and national scales, as well as professionals from public and private insurance and risk modeling industries.

There are no academic admissions requirements.

This program is open to working professionals interested in addressing coastal climate resilience, coastal risks, and adaptation solutions at local, regional, and national scales.

There is no minimum GPA requirement to participate in this program.

A degree is not required to take this course. It is open to working professionals addressing coastal climate resilience, coastal risks, and adaptation solutions at local, regional, and national scales.

The content for the course is U.S.-focused.

Open Enrollment—The course is open to students throughout the United States. Students need to participate in person to earn credit.

Cost—There is no price difference based on your location.

International—We are not accepting international applicants at this time.

The 8–10-week course uses a hybrid instructional format, with some synchronous and asynchronous online programming, plus 2.5 days of in-person instruction at the UC Santa Cruz campus.

We do offer some limited needs-based fellowships. Please email csp@ucsc.edu to inquire about eligility and to request consideration.

For questions about your interest in the course and/or eligibility, please email csp@ucsc.edu.