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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.


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.


In this season of gratitude…
we are thankful for YOU.

This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the nation’s first-ever School of Sustainability, a success that could not have been achieved without you – our staff, faculty, students and alumni. Your commitment to a sustainable future has enabled us to build and strengthen the world’s leading program in sustainability education, research and practice.

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

Bringing clean water to communities in the Middle East

Bringing clean water to communities in the Middle East

To provide relief to some of the many communities facing severe water shortages across the Middle East, an ASU consortium led by sustainability scientists will implement a two-year, $1.95 million USAID project to develop and test affordable, portable clean water solutions in the region.

How a 16-year-old is aiding in the effort against climate change

How a 16-year-old is aiding in the effort against climate change

Analyzing data to determine how a changing landscape can affect local climate and resources got much easier for sustainability scientist Matei Georgescu, who was recently paired with a gifted teenager with a knack for programming and an interest in climate change.

Studying sustainability through a top online bachelor's program

Studying sustainability through a top online bachelor's program

Saying that the courses keep students on track and are self-directed, Georgia resident Jessica Ohrt says she enjoys working toward a degree in sustainability through ASU Online, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's fourth-best online bachelor’s degree program.