About the Degree Program

The BS program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of environmental, economic, and social systems.

Students can pursue the following tracks within the BS in Sustainability:

bachelors science of sustainability

Learning Outcomes

BS students will gain a general understanding of sustainability issues in this environmental degree program. They will be adaptable, capable of both communicating and learning across a number of disciplines, and have a strong orientation towards problem solving and quantitative methods. In addition to the common learning outcomes, BS students will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and methods of environmental economics, ecology, environmental biology, hydrology, environmental chemistry, engineering, earth-systems management, and other disciplines relevant to the sustainable use of environmental resources.
  • Apply these concepts and methods to developing sustainable strategies for water, land, air, and urban management at the local to global level.
  • Evaluate the sustainability of technology, the built environment, and their environmental regulations and policy.

96% Undergraduate alumni are employed.

4% Undergraduate alumni are pursuing graduate degrees.

Data is from School of Sustainability alumni survey respondents. (Nov. 2014)

Curriculum

Undergraduate Handbook

The School of Sustainability’s Undergraduate Handbook. This handbook serves as a guide for undergraduate students admitted into the School of Sustainability (SOS). Students should consult this handbook for information about degree requirements, student and advisor responsibilities, academic success support services, degree completion requirements, and career support services.

This handbook should be an initial resource for questions about the program, but students are also encouraged to consult with an academic specialist, their advisor, on a regular basis. Students are expected to meet with their advisor at least once a semester. Students should refer to the handbook that corresponds with their catalog year for curricular requirements. However, the most recent handbook should be used for updated information about policies and resources.

Major Map

At Arizona State University, a major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequencing and helps students get on the right track to graduation.

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