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Our alumni are in high demand

The 2018 employment survey of School of Sustainability alumni
(2008-2017 graduates*) showed that most are working in sustainability careers.

There is a demand for employees and leaders who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, understand how to approach problems and solutions, and know how to work with and draw from different disciplines.

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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.


Meet sustainability junior Sakshi Hegde

Meet sustainability junior Sakshi Hegde

School of Sustainability junior Sakshi Hegde has always cared about the environment. So when it was time to make a decision about what to dedicate her life to, the answer was a no-brainer. "I knew by the time I was applying to colleges that I wanted my future career to be about protecting the environment," Hegde...

Meet sustainability senior Maddie Mercer

Meet sustainability senior Maddie Mercer

Motivated by the proximity of her family and her interest in environmental science, Maddie Mercer decided to attend Arizona State University's School of Sustainability. It's a choice she does not regret. "I found that the degrees offered by the School of Sustainability were the best fit for me and my interests, and I loved that they...

Meet sustainability sophomore William Walker VI

Meet sustainability sophomore William Walker VI

School of Sustainability sophomore William Walker VI has big dreams. "I study sustainability at Arizona State University because I want to be a proponent of our world in the long-run," said Walker. "I ultimately want to transcend the identity and agency I embody into foundation-based work that focuses on reciprocity and community organizing." Read more to find out...

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

about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.