Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The major in Social Ecology embraces the unique and interdisciplinary spirit of the School of Social Ecology. The 21st century presents us with a wide array of opportunities for creating a better world. Such opportunities range from local communities creating innovative solutions to their problems, to communities around the world meeting the challenges of a globalized economy. Making the most of these opportunities calls for scholarship that is rigorous and innovative, thoughtful and engaged: scholarship that is steeped in the best traditions of social science, and able to break new ground.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding, both theoretical and empirical, of social, psychological, environmental, and legal problems and the settings in which they occur, ranging from the interpersonal to the societal/global.
  2. Develop the ability to examine these problems through the application of social scientific and naturalistic research methods.
  3. Develop an awareness of the challenges inherent in translating research findings to inform policies and practices to mitigate these problems.
  4. Develop skills and knowledge in preparation for the needs of today’s workplace.

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