Through interdisciplinary study, you'll focus on the interaction of natural, economic, and social systems. You'll examine past and present philosophies and practices and consider sustainable, balanced, and ethical alternatives.
The increasing importance of sustainability has been accompanied by a demand for employees with a background in this area. As you develop knowledge and practical skills in sustainability, you'll enhance your opportunities for employment in private businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Sustainability professionals work on projects such as:
- reporting on an organization's environmental, social, and economic performance, both locally and globally
- ensuring compliance with governmental regulations and sustainability standards, labels, and certifications
- reducing waste and energy use
- measuring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions
Course work: You'll complete 18 credit hours, consisting of 2 core courses and 4 electives.
Gabrielle Monteiro received the 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award for her commitment to community engagement.
- Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
- Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
- Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
- University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills