The major in sustainability studies at Albion College is an interdisciplinary, international program that is grounded in the social sciences and designed for students who are engaged in today's and tomorrow's sustainability challenges. Students develop an understanding of human prosperity, social justice, and ecological integrity as essential elements in a sustainable world. Students explore the relationships among the economy, lifestyle, politics and policy, the physical environment, natural resource use, climate change and biodiversity preservation. A required international experience stresses the global dimensions of sustainability and introduces other nations' approaches to sustainability. Students prepare for careers as sustainability professionals in corporate and civic settings, policy advocates, and educators.
The requirements for the major in sustainability studies are as follows:
Nine and one-quarter to ten units of courses including:
In some cases, courses may require prerequisites, class standing or permission of the instructor. Please discuss these options with your adviser.
Two cognate courses including:
Experiential requirement including: