Are you passionate about making a difference in the world?
Our changing world presents challenges that leaders in all sectors are called upon to address. Business, government, nonprofit and community leaders need to be prepared to effectively address complex social, environmental and economic issues, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, social inequities, water and food scarcity. The Sustainability Double degree and Minor provide students with a rich interdisciplinary curriculum exploring sustainability issues in the world today. fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex sustainability issues in communities and workplaces.
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.
Students may 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.
Students may earn a Sustainability Minor after completing 27 credits of required and elective courses.
Do you remember learning about the fundamentals of climate science before coming to OSU? Unfortunately, the answer for many will be No. In a survey of roughly 1,500 middle and high school science teachers, only 75% said they talked about climate change in class, and the ones who did only touched on the subject for […]
The Sustainability Officeis currentlyhiring for a student employee to assist with utility data requests and analyses. Additionally, the position will help with the technical support and management of sustainability and energy efficiency projects, as well as help manage the OSU Solar Trailer. This position has a great deal of flexibility, responsibility and fun in our […]
RecycleMania is an annual 8-week recycling competition between universities, which runs February 5 April 1 this year. Join thousands of college students across the nation competing for the national recycling title, and help OSU beat UO! You can make it happen by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. 2017 Calendar Res. Hall Recycling Challenge: […]
Come get your “Mug Shot” taken with your reusable coffee mug showing your commitment to reducing waste! RecycleMania has begun. The Sustainability Office is putting on the 2nd annual “Mug Shot” Coffee Giveaway.BRING YOUR OWN MUG and we will see you there for free fair trade coffee and cocoa! Stop by to learn about other […]
The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHASC) is coming up, February16-17. This year, our friends Gonzaga University is hosting the conference in Spokane, WA.Here is a little information about the City of Spokane. The City of Spokane has taken great strides in adopting sustainable practices in its air, water, land, and energy policies. Read more […]