BS in Sustainable Development

Appalachian State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Development is offered with one of three concentrations:

  1. Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture Concentration - Critically examine through theory and practice (or hands-on learning) the sustainability of agricultural and food systems using agroecological theories as well as philosophical and ethical perspectives.

Community, Regional & Global Development Concentration

  1. Community, Regional, and Global Development - To understand the way social systems (especially economies) work and how they are currently founded on problematic principles with respect to sustainability; To envision a sustainable world which must include a revision of economies and other social system, including food systems (ie, practical considerations) but also beauty and the good life; To understand how to make these changes happen.

  2. Environmental Studies Concentration - A cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment. The degree prepares students to be conversant in multiple dimensions of environmental and sustainability issues through a foundation of coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.