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

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.

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.

“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 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.
OSU News Release

Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture

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Jun 10, 2014
OSU engineers have merged a microwave heating system with a continuous flow reactor to produce technology that may dramatically affect the electronics industry.… Read full story.

Ecologue Sustainability Blog

Arbor Day At OSU

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Apr 24, 2015

Happy Arbor Day everyone! Oregon State has a long long-running tradition of tree planting, care and stewardship and this year is no exception. This week we have been celebrating  Beyond Earth Day, ten days of exciting events to raise awareness of and engagement in sustainability. For the last six years, Oregon State has been the recipient of Tree […]

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Get your fix at the April Repair Fair!

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Apr 22, 2015

Bring those broken or damaged items to the April Repair Fair on Tuesday, April 28 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. This time, the event will be held at the Student Experience Center Plaza (2251 SW Jefferson Way) located between the Student Experience Center and the MU Quad. Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos […]

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Waste Watchers Spotlight: Zach Stark

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Apr 21, 2015

Name: Zachary Stark Title/Nickname: Zachster Degree: Electrical Engineering Year in School: Sophomore When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers? Last year, winter term What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in? Repair Fairs hands down. What keeps you volunteering with the Waste Watchers? The people are so nice and […]

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OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring!

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Apr 17, 2015

The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill two different paid positions beginning in May 2015 and running through at least the end of the 2016 school year. Positions are available to both work-study and non-work-study students. Applications are due by 5PM, Thursday, April 30. Energy Project Student Technical Assistant $11.00/hr | 10-20 hrs/wk […]

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SSI Research Grant “Food Insecurity” by Juliet Sutton

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Apr 16, 2015

“In coping with food insecurity, students often purchase lower quality and less healthy foods than they would like. Essentially all students expressed the desire to eat healthy foods, but were blocked from doing so mostly because of cost and sometimes because of a lack of transportation or cooking equipment. Many mentioned organic and environmentally responsible […]

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