Richard Rheingans, Chair
|Christoffel den Biggelaar
||Anne C. Fanatico
|Brian J. Burke
||Jennifer H. Westerman
|Laura E. England
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in Sustainable Development emerge from the United Nations’ mandate to engender “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In practice, sustainable development prepares students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. The required core is designed to familiarize students with principles and practices of sustainability found in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The degree aims to prepare students to think critically and constructively about the practices of sustainable development and to have the knowledge and skills necessary to build a sustainable future. The study of sustainable development provides a strong preparation in sustainability for those who wish to pursue graduate work or wish to address sustainability in public, private, and non-profit sectors.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Development (603A/03.0103)
The general features of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Development are: (1) a series of core courses that give all sustainable development majors a firm grounding in sustainable development theory, perspectives and methods; (2) a cohesive group of courses focusing on one career-oriented area; and (3) a minor in an area of the student’s choice.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Development (604*/03.0103)
with concentrations in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (604B); Community, Regional, and Global Development (604C); and Environmental Studies (604D). The general features of the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development are: (1) a series of core courses that give all sustainable development majors a firm grounding in sustainable development theory, perspectives, and methods; (2) a set of three concentrations; and (3) a cohesive group of courses focusing on one career-oriented area.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Concentration (604B)
Community, Regional, and Global Development Concentration (604C)
Environmental Studies Concentration (604D)
Minor in Sustainable Development (294/03.0103)
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceBachelor of ArtsMinor