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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

Meet Our Alumni: Carolyn Phillips

Meet Our Alumni: Carolyn Phillips

Carolyn Phillips, owner and chief alchemist of Alchemy Pops, is a 2011 Master of Arts graduate of the School of Sustainability. Her company is based in Texas, and focuses on creating new market opportunities for Texas farmers. She is one of many entrepreneurs who graduate with a degree from the School of Sustainability. Why did you...

Secretary of Ag Vilsack is guest of ASU Wrigley Institute

Secretary of Ag Vilsack is guest of ASU Wrigley Institute

In the fight to guard American agriculture against the impacts of increasing climate volatility, the evidence-based solutions universities produce will be vital, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a fall forum hosted by the ASU Wrigley Institute.

ASU retains title as nation's most innovative school

ASU retains title as nation's most innovative school

Transdisciplinary collaboration, like that facilitated by the ASU Wrigley Institute's Sustainability Scientists and Scholars Program, is among the qualities that set ASU apart from other contenders for U.S. News & World Report's "most innovative school" title.