Sustainability Science BA

Bentley University

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2012
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


This degree combines Sustainability Science and Business Studies is an innovative curriculum that integrates Bentley University's strengths in Earth and environmental sciences with its core programs in business to prepare students for careers in a global economy, where companies are increasingly motivated to reduce costs and improve efficiencies related to water resources, energy consumption, waste generation and disposal, natural resource acquisition, and plan effectively for future climate change and other environmental challenges. The new B. A. degree, with a major in Sustainability Science, is paired with either the Business Studies Major or Business Minor. Sustainability Science will prepare students to analyze the impacts on, interactions with, and limitations of Earth's environmental systems related to societal and business activities, and to act as business and community leaders in ways that are sustainable in terms of environmental, economic and societal considerations. Students will have a strong foundation in laboratory sciences, field experience in environmental science, and a capstone project or internship in which they apply their knowledge to an original research project or an approved workplace-based internship.

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