University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning (Certificate of Graduate Study)


Transportation is a transdisciplinary field of study that broadly examines the movement of people and goods over space as well as the economic, public health, environmental and social impacts of those systems.

Local, regional and global transportation systems are vital to building community, the economy, and quality of life. Transportation designs, programs and policies impact the environment, energy, culture, equitable mobility between regions and groups, as well as quality of life. Critical transportation system issues and problems in the 21st century will require interdisciplinary teams to design innovative solutions. The overall goal of certificate is to establish a baseline of transportation system knowledge and to develop advanced critical thinking around interdisciplinary partnerships addressing problems in planning for transportation and mobility.

Specific Requirements

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning requires fifteen graduate credits distributed as follows:

  • TRC 312 Critical Issues in Transportation*
  • TRC 314 Travel Safety and Human Factors*
  • TRC 316 Land Use Policy and Economics
  • Two additional courses (six credits total) selected from the list of electives

*These credits may be earned either in conjunction with or independent of a UVM graduate degree program.

Additional information on the Certificate of Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning is available from the CGS in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning Link out of catalogue site. website.