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Career Data

Our alumni are in high demand

The 2019 employment survey of School of Sustainability alumni
(2008-2018 graduates*) showed that most are working in sustainability careers.

There is a demand for employees and leaders who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, understand how to approach problems and solutions, and know how to work with and draw from different disciplines.

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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.

The School offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in sustainability at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, as well as through ASU Online.


Meet Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership alum Jessica Lerner

Meet Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership alum Jessica Lerner

Jessica Lerner, a recent graduate of the Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL), sees sustainability as starting on an individual level and expanding outward. “Global issues...can feel overwhelming, but things will only change when we begin to open our eyes and decide to do something about it,” she says. In the following Q&A, learn more about...

Preparing valley schools for heat readiness

Preparing valley schools for heat readiness

Adora Shortridge is a Masters of Arts in the School of Sustainability conducting a research project on urban heat islands and how to prepare schools for it. The Urban Heat Island Effect has affected public health, safety, climate change, weather, and many other environmental issues. Adora seeks to solve these issues by understanding its effects...

Call for proposals: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Call for proposals: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

This year's theme is "Mobilizing for a Just Transition." Become a presenter and have your voice heard on vital topics such as the global pandemic, widespread protests against racism and the upcoming 2020 U.S. Election. Proposals are due August 14.

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

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