Challenge 2050 | Global Leadership and Change


This certificate focuses on global community challenges as we face a population predicted to exceed nine billion people by the year 2050. The program empowers students to take action in addressing the unstructured, complex, and adaptive world challenges in sustainable development and food security.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Because the issues we face are radically different than the issues addressed by traditional educational models, this program is outside of the normal bounds of a disciplinary degree or a semester-long course. Students earning the certificate will be engaged in high level, complex problem solving which will create a strong professional foundation for success in a variety of fields.

Required Courses

ALS 2410Challenge 2050: Global Uncertainty3
ALS 3415Challenge 2050: Developing Tools for Changing the World3
ALS 3940Challenge 2050: the Experience3
ALS 4419Challenge 2050: Creating Solutions1
Total Credits10