Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

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About the Major

A Sustainability Studies major prepares students for global citizenship with a firm grounding in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Majors explore how to maintain ecological and environmental health, create economic welfare, and pursue social justice in a changing world. Courses investigate the relationship of sustainability to culture, ethics, economics, politics, agriculture, technology, the built environment, ecology, and natural systems. In addition to developing skills in critically assessing sustainability principles and practices, students put their knowledge to work on campus and the local community in the capstone course, Sustainability in Action.

Possible Careers for this Major

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Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Staff or officer of non-governmental organization
  • Sustainability Executive in Business Corporation
  • Urban Planner
  • Waste Disposal Specialist
  • Wind Energy Developer
  • Advocate
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Park Ranger
  • Solar Energy Developer
  • Staff or officer in government agency
Cool Courses You Might Take
  • American Environmental History (AMH 3630)
  • Classical Antiquity and Sustainability (CLA 2521)
  • Ethics and Ecology (PHM 3032)
  • Facets of Sustainability (IDS 2154)
  • Politics of Sustainability (POS 2032)
  • Social Institutions and Environment (SYD 4512)
  • Sustainability and the Changing Earch (GLY 2038)
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