Sustainability Double Degree

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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.

Some benefits of the Sustainability double degree include:

  • Courses are available on all OSU campuses; 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 project;
  • Advising support to design a Sustainability degree that is tailored to your interests and passion.

Energy and Sustainability News

OSU News Release

New program to train international specialists in water conflict resolution

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May 7, 2015
OSU is a leader in a new international program designed to train students in the art of "hydro-diplomacy" - solving water conflicts.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU’s Aaron Wolf receives prestigious Heinz Award

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Apr 23, 2015
OSU’s Aaron Wolf, an internationally recognized expert on water conflict resolution, has been named a 2015 recipient of the Heinz Award in the category of public policy.… Read full story.

“Beyond Earth Day” celebrations begin at OSU

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Apr 17, 2015
Oregon State University is expanding this year’s Earth Day celebration into 11 days of festivities.… Read full story.

OSU named a “top green school” by Princeton Review

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Apr 17, 2015
Oregon State University was ranked number 38 of “50 Top Green Schools” in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.… Read full story.

OSU receives Gold designation for sustainability

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Sep 12, 2014
Oregon State University has again received a “Gold” designation from STARS, the second highest rating a university can receive.… Read full story.

Ecologue Sustainability Blog

2015 Move-out Donation Drive has begun!

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May 26, 2015

As mentioned in our previous post, OSU hosts the Move-out Donation Drive at the end of each year. This year, our goal is to donate 24,000 lbs, and you can help! How Can I Help? Live in a Res. Hall? Donate your items! It took your 30 weeks to move into your room; now you […]

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May Dot Sale at the OSUsed Store on the 27th

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May 25, 2015

Much of the OSUsed Store’s merchandise will be on sale at our Dot Sale on Wednesday, May 27th between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off. All merchandise with orange dots and white tags, as well as chairs, will be buy one, get one free. Orange dotted items […]

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2015 IAAS USA National Summit by Ann Bernert

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May 21, 2015

IAAS USA National Summit 2015 Ann Bernert 5/15/2015 This April, Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences hosted the 2015 National Summit meeting for the International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences. The theme was “Local Soils to World Solutions” and Dr. Dan Arp made a great Welcome Address connecting this idea to […]

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Day of Caring Service Projects

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May 20, 2015

Registration is now open for Day of Caring Service Projects on May 29th! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 6 different projects with 6 community partners, which will take place from 2-4 PM or 2-4:30 PM. Check-in will be on campus at the MU Lounge with transportation […]

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Are you ready to move out? Help OSU donate 24,000 lbs during the 2015 Donation Drive

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May 18, 2015

Did you know that last year over 22,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits? This year the goal is to reach 24,000 lbs, and you can help! How You Can Help Live in a Residence Hall? You can prepare for Move-Out by lightening your load now! Bring home […]

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