The B.A. 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 B.A. in Sustainability:
- Society and Sustainability
- Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems
- International Development and Sustainability
- Sustainable Urban Dynamics
B.A. students will gain a general understanding of sustainability issues. 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, B.A. students will be able to:
- Understand the concepts and methods of environmental economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental politics, ethics, design, and human geography relevant to the sustainability of environmental resources and social institutions.
- Apply these concepts and methods to developing sustainable institutions for water, land, air, and urban management at the local to global level. Evaluate the sustainability of environmental institutions, legal frameworks, property rights, and culture.