Sustainability: What can I study?

Binghamton students have a wide range of opportunities to explore sustainability as they study alongside faculty who are making a difference in the community and the world. While strongly influenced by discoveries in science and engineering classrooms, sustainability is an interdisciplinary topic not relegated to a single school, major or class.

Avenues for sustainable living and learning exist throughout the University, but you may find the following of particular interest:

Graduate Programs

  • MS/MA in Sustainable Communities  Sustainable communities balance factors that impact the environment, equity, and economics. In this 2 year Masters Degree program you will gain professional skills in managing local governments, non-profit organizations, and other entities within local communities.

Undergraduate Programs

  • BS in Environmental Science The BS in Environmental Science emphasizes ecosystems, earth sciences, natural resources, and environmental chemistry.
  • BA in Environmental Studies The BA degree in Environmental Studies focuses on economics, planning, policy, administration, and law.
  • Minor in Environmental Studies Adding a Minor in Environmental Studies enables you to include issues of sustainability in your current major. 
  • Minor in Sustainability Engineering For engineering students interested in sustainability, the Minor in Sustainability Engineering gives you training in how to design projects that take sustainable practices into consideration. 

Sustainability Courses

Binghamton University offers numerous sustainability classes across 30 different departments. This allows students from all majors to incorporate sustainability aspects into their academic studies. These classes offer different perspectives on sustainability and allow students to gain interdisciplinary experience. The list of sustainability classes are the sustainbility courses that have been offered as of Spring 2019.

Stay connected:
  • Discover sustainable community events, lectures, research and more on the Sustainable Communitites Facebook page.
  • Check our our current students on our student spotlight page.