Sustainability Double-Degree

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The Sustainability double degree is open to all OSU undergraduate students in all majors.

Our changing world has presented challenges that future leaders in all sectors will be called upon to address. Business, government, community, and nonprofit leaders will need to be prepared to face global and local problems, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, social inequities, water and food scarcity, a growing demand for socially and environmentally responsible products and services demands that the next generation of leaders is prepared to take on such challenges. The Sustainability double degree provides students with a rich interdisciplinary curriculum exploring sustainability issues in the world today and fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex sustainability issues in communities and workplaces.

Students obtain a Bachelor of Science, Sustainability after completing 36 credits of required and elective courses and a practicum, such as an internship or research project. In step with the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability, the degree was designed to complement all OSU degree programs and is to be earned as a second Bachelor’s degree in addition to a major area of study. Students are finding that the additional credit hours of the degree can be easily incorporated into their desired academic timeline. We work with each student and their primary advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are met in a timely manner and with the practical skills that augment the student’s primary major.

Some benefits of the Sustainability double degree include:

  • Courses are available on campus (Corvallis, Cascades) and Ecampus;
  • Students gain valuable knowledge of multiple perspectives, frameworks and tools to use to transition to a more sustainable world;
  • Students obtain experience applying sustainability concepts and frameworks in a community or organizational project;
  • Advising support to design a Sustainability degree that is tailored to your interests and passion.