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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.


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

Studying sustainability at home and abroad

Studying sustainability at home and abroad

"Studying abroad takes away the blinders of not knowing who is affected by the things we do," says Sarah Morrow, a student in ASU Online’s Master of Sustainability Leadership program, of the journey that led her to sustainability. "Now in my daily life, I make better choices when it comes to sustainability." After returning from a two-week...

Sustainability students pave a profitable path toward zero waste

Sustainability students pave a profitable path toward zero waste

Three School of Sustainability students have come up with a way to guide small organizations painlessly toward zero waste. And they’ll make money doing it. Eric Johnson, Sean Murray and Daniel Velez – all students in the Master of Sustainability Solutions program – make up the consulting firm Circle Blue. The firm will partner with schools, nonprofits and...

Chinese scholars learn to think sustainably at ASU

Chinese scholars learn to think sustainably at ASU

A two-week workshop at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability brought students from China a new way of systems thinking to analyze complex sustainability problems. Marty Anderies, professor and senior sustainability scientist, introduced the students to the key sustainability challenge areas of food, water, energy and urbanization – both locally and globally. His sustainability class was a...