Sustainability Science and Society

Seedling in a pot of soil on the ground.

Sustainability Science and Society majors study the interactions between social, environmental, and economic systems to understand and find solutions to the world’s most significant environmental sustainability problems. You’ll be prepared to lead the way in the creation of a more sustainable future and set yourself up for success in the emerging green economy.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Participate in on-campus sustainability initiatives like our Sustainability Demonstration House.
  • Get involved with the Green Campus Enterprise and design and implement projects to improve the sustainability of the Michigan Tech campus.
  • Land paid internships and co-ops with organizations focused on sustainability.
  • Conduct real sustainability research as an undergraduate student.
  • Work closely with internationally-known faculty to cross disciplinary boundaries for more innovative thinking.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Sustainability Program Strategy
  • Healthcare Sustainability Analysis
  • Sustainability Planning
  • Public Affairs Specialization
  • Water Resources Specialization

Customize your Degree:

Focus areas available in:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Engineering Sustainability
  • Communities, Environment, and Society
  • Environmental Health and Justice
  • Environmental Decision-Making 

Take Courses Like:

  • Environmental Policy and Politics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Sustainable Construction
  • U.S. Environmental History
  • Energy Security and Justice

Learn more about sustainability science and society at Michigan Tech!