Considerations for Establishing an Interdisciplinary Sustainability Undergraduate Degree

Topics: Interdisciplinary Programs, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Sustainability Programs, Program Market Research

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Research Questions

  • Which areas of focus within sustainability and environmental programs are trending?
  • Who was involved in the program development?
  • How was the program focus determined?
  • What does the program curriculum consist of?  
  • What career paths do program graduates pursue?


As environmental and sustainability awareness grows, many institutions have considered degree programs to educate students and prepare them for green careers. This report summarizes available sustainability and environmental undergraduate programs and profiles five programs, addressing program development, enrollment, curriculum, and outcomes.

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