The Environmental Sustainability major provides a foundation for understanding and creating solutions for social and environmental challenges in a manner that does not limit the availability of natural resources to future generations. Sustainability professionals are required to understand relevant scientific, ethical, and business issues and have the necessary skills to not only develop and implement policy but to also successfully manage and assess progress at different scales (e. g., organizational, institutional, corporation, and government).
The inter-disciplinary curriculum integrates perspectives from environmental science, the social sciences, business and the humanities. Course work is supplemented by experiential learning to gain real life exposure to sustainability challenges through an internship, practicum, independent study, or off-campus study. Students completing the environmental sustainability major are prepared for graduate school or employment by corporations, environmental nonprofits, academic institutions, municipalities and other levels of government.