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Leading the way to a sustainable future

Leading the way to a sustainable future

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.


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Help take education beyond the university model to effect change on a larger scale and at a faster pace. We educate the public through sustainability in science museums and their communities. We reach out to high school students via the Global Freshman Academy. We deliver sustainability inspiration to teachers through the National.

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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

ASU in world's Top 3 for sustainability initiatives

ASU in world's Top 3 for sustainability initiatives

ASU is third in the world and second in the U.S. for sustainability initiatives, according to a 2017 rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, known as STARS, rated ASU highest with the following percentages of available points: 87 percent in academics and research, and...

Myanmar at a turning point for natural capital and human wellbeing

Myanmar at a turning point for natural capital and human wellbeing

A Thought Leader Series Piece by Leah Gerber & Penny Langhammer After a half-century of isolation, the Republic of Myanmar has reengaged with the international community following democratic elections in 2015. The country is experiencing rapid political, social and economic change, presenting it with both risks and opportunities. Comprising a large portion of the Indo-Burma region, Myanmar is...

Sustainability professor gives GreenBiz the inside view

Sustainability professor gives GreenBiz the inside view

Saying that sustainability is a field written in pencil – at best, School of Sustainability Professor of Practice George Basile spends 10 minutes with GreenBiz and explains why practitioners in this pioneering field need to be keen learners.