Bachelor of Science Degrees in Sustainability Studies

Compare 7 Bachelor of Science Programs in Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

Earning a Bachelor of Science, or BSc, traditionally focuses on science-related majors, disciplines and subject areas. Programs resulting in a BSc are usually more rigorously focused and require more credits that are directly associated to the major than a Bachelor of Arts program.

What is a BSc in Sustainability? This degree emphasizes teamwork, leadership and entrepreneurialism. The program is designed to be challenging and rigorous in order to provide the student with an in-depth foundation of sustainable and renewable energy technology processes. Coursework may include economics, biology and ecology. Individuals can work to apply their pursuits to global sustainability problems, issues and solutions.

There are myriad reasons to pursue a BSc in Sustainability. The program teaches a number of skills, such as principles and techniques of sustainability. Additionally, a bachelor’s degree in this field equips individuals with the intellectual skills needed for success in international sustainability.

The program cost differs depending on the university, and the length of attendance ranges between two and three years. It is essential that you adequately examine the program to ensure that it meets all of your goals.

The demand for graduates earning a bachelor’s degree in the emerging field of sustainability is expected to be high over the next decade. Graduates may find work in government agencies, various green industries and within the non-profit sector. A number of individuals will be prepared to enter graduate school and ultimately take positions in research and academic settings. Some have used their degree to secure careers in landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and renewable building construction.

Countless international opportunities exist from a variety of universities. Web-based programs are ideal for those in remote areas around the world with limited access to a facility. Internet options also cater to students who require a more modified and flexible schedule. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

 

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Bachelor in Building Science and Sustainable Design

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 USA Williamsport

The Bachelor in Building Science and Sustainable Design promotes a healthier, more energy efficient way to build which reduces negative environmental impacts and slows the depletion of natural resources. Students study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design, and the generation of energy. [+]

BScs in Sustainability Studies. Bachelor in Building Science and Sustainable Design The Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science and Sustainable Design promotes a healthier, more energy efficient way to build, reducing negative environmental impacts and slowing the depletion of natural resources. Students study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design, and the generation of energy. In addition, students receive training in building science fundamentals related to the measurement of building performance. Students also learn skills vital to historic preservation and the renovation and re-use of existing buildings. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge to design and/or construct buildings that make positive contributions to their communities. The bachelor of science degree in Building Science and Sustainable Design may allow students who enter with an associate's degree in Architectural Technology, Building Construction Technology, HVAC Technology, Electrical Technology, or Renewable Energy Technology to obtain a baccalaureate degree with the last two years. Transcripts will be reviewed on an individual basis. Career Opportunities Employment opportunities with a wide range of employers exist nationwide. Potential employers include architects, engineers, contractors, environmental organizations, building materials manufacturers, and government agencies. Potential job titles include LEED specialist, sustainable housing specialist, solar project manager, green building analyst/consultant, building science/sustainability researcher, sustainable designer, architectural project team member, sustainability professional, design/build professional, sustainable HVAC technology leader, facility manager and building commissioning specialist. Special Admissions Requirements Students seeking entrance must have completed an associate's degree in a related technical field. Program Goals A graduate of this major should... [-]

BSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Management

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong + 1 more

The programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Management aims at deepening understanding of the character of the environment, and of its inherent natural resources as they relate to human livelihoods and survival. [+]

Overview The programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Management aims at deepening understanding of the character of the environment, and of its inherent natural resources as they relate to human livelihoods and survival. It explores the ways the environment and the resources are used. In this quest, it combines theory and practice, and places a refreshing emphasis upon bottom-up participatory methodologies and upon lessons from local resource management practices. The knowledge gained is used to inform policy planning. A graduate in this four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc.) programme is expected to be in a solid position to analyze, plan and positively influence the management of the environment and natural resources in very practical ways in a wide range of institutions or establishments. Admission Requirements SSSCE applicants Credit in core English, core Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Government; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry Physics and General Agriculture with an aggregate score of 24 or better (A-D). WASSCE Applicants Credit in core English, core Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Government; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry Physics; Horticulture, General Agric, Animal Husbandry and Crop Science with an aggregate score of 36 or better (A1-C6). A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC)... [-]

BSc in Sustainable Innovation

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

In Sustainable Innovation you study innovations from a technological, economic and societal perspective, to enable society at large to consume and produce in a sustainable way. [+]

BScs in Sustainability Studies. In Sustainable Innovation you study innovations from a technological, economic and societal perspective, to enable society at large to consume and produce in a sustainable way. The study doesn’t just look at the design of an electric car, for example, but at the design in combination with the required infrastructure (charging stations) as well as the development of the market, laws and regulations, and the broader effects on mobility patterns, urban planning and the climate. This kind of design process always involves multiple actors such as government, industry, groups within society, knowledge institutes and consumers. Society and technology Students of the Sustainable Innovation program are trained to use technology to solve societal issues, to strengthen welfare and well-being in the world. Just a few examples are: the position of the Netherlands in the European sustainable energy market the design of smart homes and electricity grids technological innovation in developing countries, such as biofuels in India assessing the pros and cons of new technologies, such as underground CO2 storage identifying societal issues in relation to new technologies such as electric cars Best rated in Guide to Choosing a University and Elsevier Sustainable Innovation is a major which formally is part of the Bachelor's program Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen). The Innovation Sciences Bachelor’s program received a high rating in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2016 (in Dutch) (Guide to Choosing a University 2016). The program scored highly relative to other comparable programs. In the Elsevier 2015 the Innovation Sciences Bachelor's... [-]

Bachelor in Global Sustainability Science

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Global Sustainability Science is an interdisciplinary and international Bachelor’s programme. In this programme you learn how to develop solutions to sustainability issues. The programme will equip you to make a meaningful contribution to our planet! [+]

Bachelor in Global Sustainability Science

Note: the application deadline of this Bachelor's programme is 15 January 2018.

An innovative Bachelor’s programme of the future

In the Global Sustainability Science programme you learn how to develop solutions to sustainability issues. This involves studying the interaction between humans and nature at the local, regional and global level. The programme will equip you to make a meaningful contribution to our planet. Do you want to experience what it is like to study Global Sustainability Science? Become a Student for a day!

A multidisciplinary approach

A sustainable planet is one that is liveable for current and future generations. You are of course conscious that we face huge challenges: the distribution of water, food and energy, climate change and the depletion of our resources are only some of these hot topics. Sustainability is a complex concept and it increasingly calls for broad expertise and a multidisciplinary approach. This programme gives you the tools you’ll need to examine sustainability from a number of different perspectives and to come up with solutions that can change the world.... [-]


BSc in Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

This BSc program provides a theoretical background focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment. Emphasis is given on the understanding of the interaction between components of the biosphere, agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design. Students will obtain a general overview about the economic and legal context of the environment. [+]

BScs in Sustainability Studies. This BSc program provides a theoretical background focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment. Emphasis is given on the understanding of the interaction between components of the biosphere, agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design. Students will obtain a general overview about the economic and legal context of the environment. Graduates can work as specialists in international institutions focused on the protection of natural resources, obtain junior positions in companies working in the field of waste management, work in controlling organizations dealing in environmental protection and use of natural resources, or work in NGOs. Profile subjects: geology, soil science meteorology, hydrology, waste management, landscape and urban design. [-]

BSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. [+]

Programme overview

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands and exploitation of natural resources as a result of population growth, is probably the greatest emerging challenge influencing our future. The demand for well-educated and highly skilled graduates within this field is, and will remain, extremely high.

Lund University offer a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. A unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree from a top international university - a perfect platform for a career or future study.... [-]


BSc in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program [+]

BScs in Sustainability Studies. Available Emphasis Areas: Global Sustainability - Emphasis Southwest Environments and Biocultural Diversity - Emphasis Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies? Issues of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental justice, biodiversity, and increasing demand for finite food, water, and energy resources become more critical every day. To better understand-and improve-our relationship with the natural world, consider the environmental studies program at Northern Arizona University. Here, you will study ecosystems and the ways humans interact with them using the perspectives of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. You will work extensively with full-time professors who have practical experience in the environmental sciences and sustainability. You'll have many opportunities for field study and research; our faculty members include undergraduate students in all research projects, and you will be required to complete an undergraduate research project or internship. You will learn how to develop solutions for these issues and prepare for a career in research, industry, education, government, or public service. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Sustainability coordinator Conservation biology Community-supported agriculture Environmental education and communication Resource management, assessment, and protection Air, water, and soil quality monitoring Renewable energy design and construction With further education, one of these paths is possible: Communicator/journalist/educator Community organizer Researcher Resource,... [-]