Bachelor's in Sustainability

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Earn a degree with a global impact.

Sustainability and environmental awareness are big focuses today. Topics like renewable energy, sustainability, and social advocacy dominate headlines around the world, informing our politics, social behaviors, business operations, ethical choices, and economics. This increased emphasis on social and environmental change stands to have a huge global impact. In fact, the worldwide economic benefit of enacting sustainable and environmentally responsible practices could reach $26 trillion by 2030.* This is a massive industry with no signs of slowing down — and you could be part of it.

With your 100% online Bachelor of Science in Sustainability from Maryville, you can develop and enhance the skills necessary to analyze the human impact on our environment, navigate complex social and economic issues, develop sustainable solutions, and drive innovation. Our program can help you prepare to pursue roles like sustainability specialist, environmental planner, ecologist, environmental scientist/specialist, and urban planner.

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Program Start Date: 01-16-23

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Careers for those with a bachelor’s in sustainability include:

  • Conservation scientist/forester
  • Corporate stewardship consultant
  • Director of corporate responsibility
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental compliance specialist

 

 

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Why choose our bachelor’s in sustainability?

You’re passionate about sustainability and environmental science. So are we. When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Sustainability from Maryville, you join a program designed to prepare you for the future of the industry. We’ll help you develop the skills to understand people’s interactions with and impact on the environment, navigate complex social and economic issues, develop sustainable solutions, and drive innovation — to help bring about innovation for better stewardship of our Earth.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online

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Use innovative tech and immersive learning to deepen your understanding of sustainability

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Learn from experienced faculty who are passionate about sustainability and environmental stewardship

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Choose from 3 tracks and tailor your education to your career goals

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Curriculum

Our online bachelor’s in sustainability is focused on the biggest challenges we face today — and the issues that will drive conversation, business, and policy in the years to come. It’s a cross-disciplinary program meant to help you develop vital skills and knowledge to enhance your understanding of important topics like the complex environmental questions facing humanity; the links between human choices and environmental effects; and innovative, evidence-based solutions that can help build a more sustainable future.

When you earn your degree at Maryville, you learn from expert practitioners with years of experience across a variety of settings in sustainability. We help you build the specialized theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world skills to pursue a career you love, so your work can have a positive local or global impact.

Maryville University’s online Bachelor of Science in Sustainability program comprises degree-focused coursework plus general education classes. This includes sustainability major core courses, professional track courses, and sustainability electives.

 

Skills and Competencies

Build your foundation in sustainability. Through a combination of general electives and core major courses, you’ll have the opportunity to establish your knowledge base in subjects like sustainability, environmental science and health, business, policy, earth systems, and environmental ethics.

Specialize your sustainability knowledge. In addition to your core courses, you can customize your degree to fit your professional ambitions. Establish your expertise by choosing from three tracks — Environmental Science, Business, or Policy — and further broaden your knowledge with your choice in electives.

Put your knowledge to work. Sustainability is all about the real world, so experience is important. At Maryville, you can see the practical effects of what you learn by participating in experiential projects, case studies, simulations, and field tests. You can also deepen your real-world knowledge with an internship, or show off what you’ve learned through a capstone experience.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020