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Major in Sustainability Science

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Science is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the state of Georgia. The program of study is interdisciplinary and focuses on the interaction between people and the environment. Graduates are equipped with the writing, math, presentation, technical, and soft skills that are critical for success in today’s economy, as well as prepared for jobs in industry, government, non-profit, and/or educational sectors. Students benefit from small class sizes taught by professors with advanced degrees, that are focused on incorporating modern technology and research, as well as interactive teaching techniques, in the classroom and out in the field. Access to natural laboratories, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes, rivers, and woodlands, expand the opportunities available to students.

Why Major in Sustainability Science?

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized mentoring
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Interdisciplinary research fields
  • Electives span the humanities, social sciences, and engineering
  • Courses available on both Statesboro and Armstrong campuses

The Benefits of a Sustainability Major

  • Highly employable in multiple career fields
  • Marketable job skills, including problem-solving and teamwork
  • Opportunities to find solutions for real-world problems
  • High job satisfaction rates

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Green Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Biofuels
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Conservation Biology
  • Marine and Coastal Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Stream Ecology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Environmental Impact and Remediation
  • Population Geography
  • Barrier Island Ecohydrology
  • Environmental Impacts of Tourism
  • Sea Turtle Natural History
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Last updated: 10/21/2021