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School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Sustainability Studies
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Why Sustainability Studies?

The Sustainability Studies major will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to understand and address the environment, social, political, economic, and ethical issues related to sustainability. You’ll also learn about viable economic activities that are ecologically sound and socially just. “Green” jobs are in high demand in today’s job market. For instance, government funding for retrofitting buildings, reconfiguring mass transit, and restoring wildlife preserves reach new highs every year. Similarly, many companies and non-profit organizations have begun creating initiatives to develop environmentally friendly products and develop new green business practices. Because many companies, organizations, and government groups are going “green,” there is an increased need for skilled analysts, consultants, educators, advocates, planners, and policy makers.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Ecology
  • Human Population
  • Economics
  • Environment, Policy & Society

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Demographic Change and Sustainability
  • Environmental Treaties and Protocols
  • Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Population Studies

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Aquaculture Program Coordinator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Climate Change & Sustainability Researcher
  • Research Data Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • SCS Global Services 
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • ICF, Washington DC
  • Boston University

Interested in this Major?

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Chair: Arlene Cassidy

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Back to all Programs

Why Sustainability Studies?

The Sustainability Studies major will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to understand and address the environment, social, political, economic, and ethical issues related to sustainability. You’ll also learn about viable economic activities that are ecologically sound and socially just. “Green” jobs are in high demand in today’s job market. For instance, government funding for retrofitting buildings, reconfiguring mass transit, and restoring wildlife preserves reach new highs every year. Similarly, many companies and non-profit organizations have begun creating initiatives to develop environmentally friendly products and develop new green business practices. Because many companies, organizations, and government groups are going “green,” there is an increased need for skilled analysts, consultants, educators, advocates, planners, and policy makers.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Ecology
  • Human Population
  • Economics
  • Environment, Policy & Society

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Demographic Change and Sustainability
  • Environmental Treaties and Protocols
  • Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Population Studies

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Aquaculture Program Coordinator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Climate Change & Sustainability Researcher
  • Research Data Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • SCS Global Services 
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • ICF, Washington DC
  • Boston University

Interested in this Major?

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Chair: Arlene Cassidy

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

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