Graduating with a degree in sustainability will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make meaningful contributions to our society.
Your degree will build the foundation to address a wide variety of challenges ranging from pollution and climate to environmental justice to economic efficiency and environmental impact.
The BA in sustainability prepares you to address eco-sociological issues, environmental justice, as well as business sustainability challenges from a variety of different perspectives. Many students choose to double major in another field, creating an opportunity to bring sustainability to a broader audience.
The program requires a 145-hour sustainability experience with a community partner, ensuring that you will gain valuable professional experience at a public, private, or nonprofit organization.
A minimum of 27 credits is required to complete the B.A. in sustainability at JAVĿ¼. The program curriculum consists of courses in environmental studies, economics, and public policy. A range of electives allows you to tailor the program to meet your specific needs and interests.
As a participant in the sustainability program, you will:
- Recognize and apply an understanding of sustainability from a broad variety of perspectives and connect concepts of sustainability to a disciplinary focus.
- Develop the capacity for integrative thinking and problem-solving approaches.
- Create an effective solution to a sustainability issue with a community partner.
Life After JAVĿ¼
Every business, government, and organization needs to address sustainability, and career opportunities in the field are growing every day. Whether business operations or biodiversity conservation piques your interest, the sustainability degree at JAVĿ¼ will help you achieve your goals.
Recent JAVĿ¼ graduates from the program have continued on to graduate school, or started careers in
- Health care
- K-12 education
- Higher education
- Community support
Center for Sustainability
The Center for Sustainability was launched in 2017, marking an increased commitment to reducing JAVĿ¼'s environmental footprint.Center for Sustainability Website