Sample Focus Areas

Following are links to lists of sample focus areas for each degree/concentration. In consultation with your adviser, you may choose to follow one of the samples or adjust it as appropriate. You may also wish to develop a focus area that is not listed in this selection. The important thing to remember is that your focus area *must* be approved in advance by your adviser.

As you develop your focus area, think about how your focus area:

  • helps you to deepen your overall understanding of sustainable development
  • helps you to develop an interest that is complementary to your concentration and major
  • helps you to prepare for the work you hope to do in the future
  • helps you to create a coherent program of study

Sample focus areas for each degree/concentration