Binghamton students have infinite 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 (and why we encourage you to explore our Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science websites), 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:
- Environmental Studies with program tracks offered in:
- Earth Sciences and Natural Resources
- Environmental Chemistry
- Public Policy and Law
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Economics
- Ecological Anthropology
Also available is a combined Environmental Studies BA/Master's in Public Administration program
- Geological Sciences offers an environmental geology program track for students working toward the bachelor's of science degree.
- Geography offers six program tracks, three of which address issues of sustainability:
- Environmental and Resource Management
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Urban Economic/Retailing
Students interested in graduate work relating to sustainability may wish to explore the Department of Geography's master's degree program with program tracks offered in environmental and resource management, as well as urban and retail planning.
Taking it further
- Invaluable learning also takes place outside the classroom through the many natural learning environments on campus and in the community. Ecological agriculture students use the compost organic garden as a field lab, while urban planning students inspect streets, buildings and homes in local neighborhoods.
- Whether it's flexible solar cells, super capacitors for storing solar energy, renewable energy or hydrological and geochemical examinations, our faculty and students are at the forefront of sustainability research.
- Explore these centers where Binghamton researchers are working on issues of sustainability (see our complete list of organized research centers).