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The Nation’s First School of Sustainability

Established in 2006, the School of Sustainability’s mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together leaders, stakeholders, and people from multiple disciplines to develop practical solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges.


What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is improving human well-being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems. -Dean of School of Sustainability, Chris Boone

Learn more about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.


Our Students are Successfully Leading the Way

Undergraduate Degrees »

Bachelors of Science Sustainability Degree

99% Bachelor’s degree alumni are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees.

All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2015.

Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »

Masters of Science Sustainability Degree

100% Master’s degree alumni are employed or pursuing graduate degrees.

All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2015.

Professional & Custom Education »

Professional Education with a Sustainability Degree

93% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.

All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2015.

Sustainability News

Seminar provides sunny outlook on solar in Kosovo

Seminar provides sunny outlook on solar in Kosovo

With programming support from the School of Sustainability, two ASU professors presented a two-week seminar on the renewable energy potential of Kosovo – currently powered by coal – to university faculty members in that country.

Locust outbreak brings ASU expert to Argentina

Locust outbreak brings ASU expert to Argentina

The worst locust outbreak Argentina had experienced in 60 years brought Arianne Cease, a School of Sustainability professor and locust expert, to that country to discuss rapid responses to swarms – the motivation behind her Global Locust Consortium.

A framework for fighting wicked water problems

A framework for fighting wicked water problems

In a recent contribution to Christian Science Monitor, School of Sustainability alumnus Christa Brelsford writes that solutions to today's water problems lie with a complex systems approach to water management.