New Sustainability Science (B.S.) Major Coming this Fall!

May 09, 2019

We are proud to announce that starting this Fall, we will be offering a new undergraduate major in Sustainability Science (B.S.)!  Learn more and view program requirements here. 






Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Science 

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help build a more sustainable world for generations to come. 


Sustainability Science graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the complex processes that connect humans to natural systems
  • Analyze the potential impact of decisions given competing information, perceptions, and goals
  • Communicate the importance of sustainability science and management to leaders and the public

Issues you will address:

  • Climate change
  • Access to sufficient food
  • Clean water
  • Healthy air
  • Safe and reliable energy
  • Long-term economic well-being
  • Equity and justice
  • Responsibility to other species
  • Conflict over limited resources 

Classes you will take:

  • The Global Environment 
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • The Art and Craft of Science Writing
  • Environmental Justice
  • Urban Ecology
  • Foundations of GIS
  • Water Resources
  • U.S. Energy Policy in Global Context 

A major for the future

Majoring in Sustainability Science (B.S.) will prepare you to meet the growing demand for students trained to:

  • Address complex problems emerging from growing populations and increasingly stressed resources
  • Adapt and flourish in a rapidly changing world
  • Work toward a better tomorrow