Biomimicry ,Certificate

Biomimicry, Certificate

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Biomimicry, Certificate


Bio-inspired design, Biomimetics, Innovation, Nature-inspired, Science, Sustainability, Transdisciplinary

The emerging discipline of biomimicry, imitating nature when designing for human applications, is met with this undergraduate certificate and its particular emphasis on sustainability. Become an empowered change-agent, bringing your passion for the practice of biomimicry into your field of interest.


The undergraduate biomimicry certificate is an 18 credit hour interdisciplinary opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds and any major.

The biomimicry undergraduate certificate is designed to address the growing interest in biomimicry knowledge and training, and students who complete the certificate are able to integrate biomimicry principles and tools into their prospective career.

The biomimicry certificate consists of four core classes, one elective course within the student's discipline, and a practicum capstone course offered through either the student's discipline or BMY 430 Biomimicry Practicum.

At a Glance

Program Requirements

Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in all biomimicry certificate courses.
Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Elective -- 3 credit hours
Upper Division Elective course that is biomimicry-related and ideally makes a connection between the student's major and the certificate (3)
Capstone -- 3 credit hours
Notes: Students may take a biomimicry-focused capstone in their corresponding major upon approval from the School of Sustainability and The Biomimicry Center.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment Requirements

Students must have a 3.00 GPA in order to add the undergraduate certificate in biomimicry.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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What are Accelerated Programs?
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.

Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.

Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
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What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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