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 that explores sustainability issues in the world today and 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 32 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.
After successful completion of the Sustainability Double Degree and Minor requirements, students will be able to:
Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification! They have been hard at work ‘greening’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Providing reusable dishes and silverware for employees. Utilizing OSU Surplus to find and dispose of office furniture and other items. Consolidating office orders […]
Congratulations to The Valley Library on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with The Valley Library on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Participating in a department composting program. Setting all library computers to print double-sided as a […]
It’s officially Earth Month! This year, April 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day, a day in 1970 when over 10% of the U.S. population took to the streets in protest of environmental degradation and the modern environmental movement was born. This protest spurred the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency […]
The Sustainability Office is recruiting for student employees! Join a committed team by applying for one of these coveted student worker positions that help make OSU more sustainable – both behind the scenes and front and center! We are currently recruiting for three positions: CLOSED: Graphic Design Student Design print media such as posters, brochures […]
The holidays are always a merry time full of family, friends, and cheer but lurking not far behind comes an increase in waste and higher bills. These all take a toll on the environment and get repeated across the world year after year! To help you have the most sustainable holiday season, we’ve compiled some […]