The Global Sustainability track develops student expertise in the diverse concepts of global sustainability and their application to development fields. Students following this track are expected to:
- Recognize and explain principles of sustainability in human, environmental, and governance systems; and
- Evaluate and identify methods for planning and implementing sustainable development strategies in differing contexts.
This track affords graduates a range of career options including positions such as sustainability specialists/coordinators/officers, educators/outreach coordinators, and project managers, working in industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies, nonprofits, governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Students are also prepared to enter graduate programs in sustainability.
Students may enroll in the Global Studies degree program by declaring their major as Global Studies, which is possible after they have earned 56 credits. The simple process includes: (1) reviewing the degree requirements with an advisor, and (2) signing the Declaration of Major Form. Students who intend to pursue a Global Studies degree are strongly advised to declare before earning 75 credits.