Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies Program

About Sustainability Studies

Sustainability is generally characterized as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Sustainability Studies Program offers in-person and online BA degrees as well as a minor. In these, students study the trans-disciplinary foundations of sustainability and learn how to apply the knowledge they acquire to the development and implementation of sustainable values, innovations, practices, technologies, and policies. Going beyond the traditional classroom, the Sustainability Studies curriculum includes civic engagement and experiential, project-based, and service learning, thus preparing students to lead the way in the creation of a sustainable future while preparing them for the new jobs of the emerging green economy.

Degree ProgramsSee what our Sustainability Studies graduates are doing

  • Sustain the Planet
    Reduce our contribution to the systematic accumulation of materials from the earth's crust and substances produced by society.
  • Sustain the Economy
    Create prosperity while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, utilizing abundant and biodegradable materials, using natural resources wisely, and focusing on business models that ensure human rights are respected.
  • Sustain Nature
    Reduce our contribution to the ongoing physical degradation of nature by focusing on the most productive and efficient use of resources and land.
  • Sustain People
    Reduce our contribution to conditions that undermine people's ability to meet their basic needs.
  • Sustain the Future
    Learn to create a sustainable future in your home, work, school and community.

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