Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2004
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Master of Science in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) was established in 2004 as a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students to find successful solutions to environmental problems in the 21st century. While a number of institutions offer environmental studies or environmental science programs, Cal Poly Pomona is the only institution to offer a program specifically in regenerative studies. Regenerative Studies explores the means of supporting human communities within the limits of available resources, and without degrading the environment. Regenerative processes are those that restore and renew their own sources of energy and materials through cyclical flows. Quote from MSRS AlumThe term "regenerative" emphasizes the intention to restore natural systems, not merely sustain them, while integrating the needs of the human community. Because no single discipline possesses all the knowledge and skills required to resolve these complex issues, the MSRS emphasizes collaborating and communicating across boundaries while developing depth of knowledge in a particular discipline.

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