Welcome to the School of Sustainability,
the first and best in the nation.
Discover how a sustainability degree prepares you for tomorrow’s work environment.
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 »
99% Bachelor’s degree alumni are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees.
Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »
100% Master’s degree alumni are employed or pursuing graduate degrees.
Professional & Custom Education »
100% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.
All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2014.
In its 2015 “Coolest Schools” ranking of the nation's greenest colleges and universities, Sierra Magazine named Arizona State number 13 out of 153. This is the magazine's ninth annual survey, in which universities are ranked based on their commitment to high environmental standards. ASU scored high in several categories, including: undergraduate programs, student outreach, building design, sustainable transportation and organic gardens.
A newly-established Sustainable Research Network called the Urban Water Innovation Network - supported by a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation - seeks to address challenges that threaten urban water systems around the world and features an ASU team led by sustainability scientist Matei Georgescu.
An international team featuring researchers from ASU's School of Life Sciences has determined how bees immunize their offspring against specific diseases - a discovery that could play an important role in helping to combat colony collapse disorder and improve global food security.
For his lasting contribution to conservation through decades of research on the behavioral ecology of mammals, the effects of habitat fragmentation and the ecosystem services provided by small mammals, ASU professor Andrew Smith was presented the Aldo Leopold Award by the American Society of Mammalogists.
ASU and Leuphana University of Lüneburg in Germany - institutions with a history of successful research partnership - are pioneering a path in international academic cooperation through the new Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation, founded in part by sustainability scientists.