Choose Your Concentration


In addition to gaining a broad understanding of sustainability challenges and solutions, students develop specialized expertise in one of five concentration areas:

Urban Sustainability

This concentration is designed for aspiring professionals interested in the sustainable growth and development of cities. This would be a good concentration for you if you are interested in green building and energy systems. Career paths include urban design, environmental consulting, renewable energy, and more. This specialization also has the opportunity to complete a dual degree with the Masters of Regional Planning. 

 

Renewable Energy and Efficient Design

This concentration, offered for the first time in Fall of 2016, is designed for aspiring professionals who are drawn to the complex issues of energy systems and the central role they will play in moving towards a more sustainable future. This would be a good concentration for you if you are interested in renewable energy production, passive design, energy policies, computer modeling with GIS or building energy analysis software. A graduate with this specialization will be prepared for a myriad of careers in the growing clean energy sector, including energy consulting firms, government bodies, non-profit organizations, and more. 
 
 
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
 
This concentration is designed for aspiring professionals who are passionate about how food is grown and the processes it goes through before it is consumed. Whether you wish to be an agricultural producer, regulate food policies, or promote global nutrition and health, this concentration provides you with all of the necessary training to pursue these and many other career paths.
 
 
Water Sustainability and Climate Change
 
This concentration is designed for aspiring professionals concerned about global climate change and how it affects water quality and availability. Students interested in watershed management, water pollution, and impacts of climate change on hydrology should choose this concentration. A graduate with this specialization will be ready for a variety of career paths with private companies, non-profits, and government organizations.
 
 
Environmental Quality
 
This concentration is designed for aspiring professionals focused on environmental sciences and their connection to human well-being. This would be a good concentration for you if you are interested in remediating soil and air pollution, social justice, or public health and epidemiology should pursue this concentration. A graduate with this specialization will walk away with a unique skill set that can be geared towards environmental consulting, improving and restoring brownfields and contaminated sites, disease prevention, and several other fields.
 
 

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By focusing on one of these four concentration areas students gain a deep intellectual understanding of these complex areas. But building a successful career requires more than just strong academics. That's why we also cultivate students' professional development. Learn more >