The Sustainability and Coastal Resilience program supports student development of strong competencies in Sustainability, with special focus areas in Sustainable Ecosystems, Economics, and Policy and Culture. Students in the program examine the environmental, economic, ethical, political, and social dimensions of sustainability for a holistic perspective on major global challenges as well those specifically related to coastal communities. With sustainability as a future global goal in mind, students develop strong critical reasoning and systems thinking skills for personal and professional development.
Student Learning Outcomes
When students complete the program in sustainability, they will be able to:
- State and explain the principles, concepts, and processes of sustainability.
- Analyze the concepts and methods of environmental science, economics, politics and geography relevant to the sustainability of environmental resources and social institutions.
- Apply these concepts and methods to developing sustainable strategies and institutions for water, land, air, and urban management at the local to global level.
- Communicate and synthesize knowledge of sustainability through interactions with the academic, governmental, and local communities.
- Use systems thinking to analyze the interconnectedness of the multiple aspects of sustainability