The environmental sustainability major educates students to recognize, study, and analyze complex relationships among the social, human, and environmental systems that address issues involving: population shifts, climate change, natural resources, environmental degradation, food systems, sustainable production and consumption, lifestyles, human security and public health.

This major is housed within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) department in the School of Arts and Sciences working in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Humanities. This approach incorporates the essential skills like teamwork in diverse groups, innovation, quantitative reasoning and ethical decision making.

Program Objectives

  • Increase environmental science literacy and its application in business and personal decision-making.
  • Promote engaged- and problem-based learning in Earth and environmental sciences by incorporating original research through the use of field and laboratory technology.
  • Integrate and apply scientific knowledge across students’ interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences and health sciences curricula.
Regis Students digging in dirt

With a degree in Environmental Sustainability from Regis College, you can explore careers in:

  • Forestry
  • Fishery manager
  • Environmental sustainability educator
  • Water quality specialist
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Environmental compliance inspector