The Sustainability Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the
skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address the environmental,
social, political, economic and ethical issues related to the transformation of our
current societies to ones that are sustainable. The curriculum integrates principles
and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.
The major builds on the interdisciplinary core curriculum offered at Stony Brook University’s
Sustainability Program. Students will enroll in major-specific courses in their junior
and senior year. As part of the preparation, students will work in teams with students
enrolled in related majors to collaboratively solve problems. Students are encouraged
to take advantage of internships, project courses, independent research, and field
courses to gain real-world experience.