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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainability Studies, B.A.

Requirements for Major in Sustainability Studies

The major in sustainability studies at Albion College is an interdisciplinary, international program that is grounded in the social sciences and designed for students who are engaged in today’s and tomorrow’s sustainability challenges. Students develop an understanding of human prosperity, social justice, and ecological integrity as essential elements in a sustainable world. Students explore the relationships among the economy, lifestyle, politics and policy, the physical environment, natural resource use, climate change and biodiversity preservation. A required international experience stresses the global dimensions of sustainability and introduces other nations’ approaches to sustainability. Students prepare for careers as sustainability professionals in corporate and civic settings, policy advocates, and educators.

The requirements for the major in sustainability studies are as follows:


In some cases, courses may require prerequisites, class standing or permission of the instructor. Please discuss these options with your adviser.

  • PBSV 289: Innovative and Sustainable Cities
  • Study abroad in an approved program, with a minimum of three courses summing to a minimum of 2.25 units approved in advance. A list of programs and approved courses is available from the director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment.

Two Cognate Courses Including:

Experiential Requirement Including:

Select From:

  • Participation in the bi-weekly Center for Sustainability and the Environment Seminar unless excused because of a conflicting obligation.
  • Selection from one approved opportunity for experiential learning (up to one-half unit). This can include one of the following: