BS in Sustainability Studies

Colby-Sawyer College

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2016
Date Posted: Nov. 28, 2016
Submitted by: Crystal Simmons
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: Three years


The BS in Sustainability Studies is a three-year academic program that draws on interdisciplinary learning on campus and experiential learning in the nearby city of Franklin. One of New Hampshire’s smallest cities, Franklin is dedicated to using the principles of permaculture and sustainability to revitalize its downtown community. Through its relationship with PermaCityLife and a variety of community partners, students work directly with stakeholders to explore, design and develop sustainable solutions to real and evolving community needs.

Whether on campus or in the field, students will synthesize knowledge about resilience and regeneration, land-use planning, economic development, energy use, transportation, food systems, and resource management, while developing skills in leadership, group dynamics and conflict resolution.

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