Academics

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Sustainble Development are flexible, cross-disciplinary, and skills oriented.

All degrees in Sustainable Development emerge from the United Nations' mandate to engender "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." In practice, sustainable development prepares students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world.

The required core is designed to familiarize students with principles and practices of sustainability found in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. All degree programs mirror one another in structure and ensure that all SD students have a shared foundation upon which to build their studies.

The general structure for all SD Degrees is as follows:

  • SD Program Core
  • Concentration Specific Core
  • Focus Area
  • Skills Area
  • Minor (required for BA, optional for BS Concentrations)
  • Electives

The degrees aim to prepare students to think critically and constructively about the practices of sustainable development and to have the knowledge and skills necessary to build a sustainable future. The study of sustainable development provides a strong preparation in sustainability for those who wish to pursue graduate work or wish to address sustainability in public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program offers the following degree options:

Contact

Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center
828-262-7248
lubarskysb@appstate.edu

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant
828-262-6926
wilsonsm@appstate.edu

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 kornegayba@appstate.edu

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