The University Without Walls (UWW) gives adult students the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree 100% online with a focus in Sustainability Studies. UWW Sustainability Studies students design their own programs of study, taking courses in a range of disciplines, including food and farming, sustainable business and entrepreneurship, public health, and journalism and communications.
Undergraduate Majors with Sustainability Focus or Emphasis
The Hospitality and Tourism Management program offers undergraduate and MBA-level electives in Sustainable Service Management, as well as a capstone course for seniors in Travel and Tourism Policy and Planning, which covers the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of tourism.
Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) allows sustainability-oriented students to create their own interdisciplinary majors, drawing from areas such as environmental science, sustainable agriculture & food systems, climate & energy studies, public health & nutrition, public policy & planning, green building & design, engineering, socially conscious management & entrepreneurship, and many more.
Resource Economics is focused on choice and an important aspect of this are the tradeoffs associated with sustainability. We currently offer a 2-semester upper level course that focuses on economic decision making tools used to evaluate sustainability projects, and gives students an opportunity to conduct research or work on a project related to sustainability.
Plant, Soils, and Insect Sciences offers a sustainability-focused curriculum with three concentrations: Sustainable Food and Farming, Turfgrass Science and Management, and Sustainable Horticulture.
The Nutrition Department offers a Nutrition in a Global Society track for undergraduates,enabling students to incorporate courses related to food security and sustainability issues.
Natural Resources Conservation offers a sustainability-focused curriculum, in which students learn about the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions while providing sustainable benefits to society. Students select among six possible concentrations within the major: Environmental Conservation; Fisheries Ecology and Conservation; Forest Ecology and Conservation; Urban Forestry and Arboriculture; Water Resources; and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.
The Management major includes courses in sustainable business practices, social entrepreneurship, and environmental law. The department's vision is to begin offering a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices during academic year 2012/13.