Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Environmental & Sustainability Studies program inspires students to be positive agents for change in the world and gives them the tools they need to be part of the solution they want to see. Through this program, under the umbrella of our Social Science & Policy Studies Department, our faculty and students tackle local and global issues and projects that affect residents from Worcester to Morocco. WPI’s project-based program gives students the technological and scientific skills needed to comprehend complicated environmental issues—and the relevant sociopolitical understanding and the practical hands-on work to find effective, sustainable, and culturally sensitive solutions to problems. We investigate ways to strike a balance between improving the quality of life and honoring humankind’s responsibility to natural resources.