Welcome to Sustainable Development
The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development (SD) Department is the oldest Sustainable Development program in the country. Established in 1991, we offer students the following:
- A unique opportunity to explore concepts from social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities. [more]
- Multiple degree options: BA Degree or BS Degree with three different concentrations. [more]
- Large teaching and research farm offering student residency. [more]
- Opportunities for community involvement to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. [more]
What Our Alumni Are Saying
The Sustainable Development program at App State revolutionized my take on the state of our world. It taught me never to accept things as they are and that if the first answer to my question is the right answer, then I'm not asking the right question. Power relations lie behind everything, and the right answer is never "that's just the way things are." The SD program prepared me to aim high for opportunities with the most potential to affect change, and to create those opportunities regardless of however menial my current situation may feel. It gave me the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to impress in the "real world" and bring new perspectives to those set in their ways.
Job Opening: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. We seek broadly trained applicants with expertise in Culture and Environment, whose work is in the environmental humanities and/or the humanistic social sciences and situated in the larger context of sustainable development. The area of specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment. (More info)
Accepting Applications for SD Teaching & Research Farm Resident
Now accepting applications for an open residency spot on the SD Teaching & Research Farm.
Rent-free in exchange for ten hours of farm work per week. Open until filled. Contact Brooke Kornegay at email@example.com