Sustainable Development (BA)

recycled artThis degree program introduces students to innovative modes of interdisciplinary scholarship in sustainable development; fosters leadership in sustainability and effective environmental citizenship; promotes ecological literacy; and provides students with the opportunity to self-design an environmental specialization that matches their interests and career goals.

Students who have graduated with a BA in Sustainable Development currently work across a broad spectrum of sustainability-oriented careers, including environmental public policy, sustainability education, watershed conservation, agritourism, and farm management. Other students who have graduated with the BA in Sustainable Development are pursuing graduate study in a variety of programs, including international development, political science, environmental law, food systems, sustainable tourism, wildlife management, urban planning, and theology.

The BA degree program has self-designed environmental specialization; requires the intermediate sequence of foreign language courses; and requires a minor.

At Appalachian State University, a program of study is a checksheet that outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequences and helps students get on the right track to graduation. Click below to see the BA Sustainable Development degree requirements.

For new / prospecitve students (entering in fall 2018)
B.A. in Sustainable Development Program of Study 

For current students
B.A. in Sustainable Development Program of Study