Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability in North America

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

Sustainability put into practice could take many different forms, effecting both the individual and the larger community. There are ecovillages and sustainable cities created just for the purpose of minimizing the use of important resources. There are also techniques, such as sustainable architecture, which help promote this ideal.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Bachelor in Sustainable Business

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Sustainable Business practices restore environmental quality, promote stable and healthy communities, and increase long-term profitability. The Aquinas Sustainable Business Degree program fosters ecological and social intelligence in all business decisions and is the first undergraduate program of its kind in Michigan and the United States. [+]

Bachelors in Sustainability in North America 2017. Why Study Sustainable Business? Sustainable Business practices restore environmental quality, promote stable and healthy communities, and increase long-term profitability. The Aquinas Sustainable Business Degree program fosters ecological and social intelligence in all business decisions and is the first undergraduate program of its kind in Michigan and the United States. How We're Different Offering the first undergraduate sustainable business degree in the United States, the program has more than a decade of experience in sustainable business education. Graduates make outstanding professional contributions in a variety of business, non-profit and government organizations — many of which lead their industry in sustainability. Faculty combine business experience and strong academic credentials. International Perspectives in Sustainable Business, with its field component in Costa Rica, offers students a first-hand opportunity to explore sustainable business in other countries. Curriculum connects world-changing thinking with traditional business skills and understanding of the natural world. Students receive practical sustainable business experience through specialized student internship opportunities. The Steelcase and Wege Foundations and other donors provided more than $1.8 million to launch the program. The Sustainable Business Innovations Lab, one of the required courses, trains students in design-thinking and innovation skills while solving real-world challenges. Strong business and philanthropic support for the program continues to offer designated scholarships for traditional and continuing education students. Students engage with campus and West Michigan sustainability efforts — making a difference close to home. Sustainable Business Major Sustainable Business is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating science, business, and environmental... [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Science

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New London

Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment. [+]

Bachelor in Environmental Science It’s in the Nature of Things Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment. The Environment – Down to a Science Gain advanced scientific and quantitative understanding of contemporary environmental issues with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. Couple your broad scientific knowledge with a specialization in one of six concentrations in aquatic science, conservation biology, food and agriculture, sustainable systems, teaching in the outdoors or writing for the environment. Take advantage of research opportunities in the region's many lakes and rivers, forests and mountain ranges, or walk outside of your residence hall to the campus pond, fields, maple sugar house, permaculture garden and tree nursery, or 86-acre certified tree farm. Combine your classroom and laboratory learning with field studies courses in the Colorado River basin, the desert Southwest, the island community of Martha’s Vineyard or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Pair your scientific understanding of the environment with the knowledge and skills employers seek by collaborating with peers, faculty and environmental experts on sustainability initiatives and research projects. Partner with classmates to conduct in-depth field work and extended site visits during a team-driven, comprehensive community-based research project. Enhance your individual research skills with an independent research project that familiarizes you with quantitative and qualitative inquiry methods, and demonstrate the depth and wealth of your knowledge with a senior Capstone project. Essential skills developed on campus in the... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering

University of Prince Edward Island
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Charlottetown

The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students. [+]

Bachelors in Sustainability in North America 2017. The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students. Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them. In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more. With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: Mechatronics (MT), Sustainable Energy (SE), or Bioresources (BR). This program is specifically structured to maximize flexibility and mobility for students looking to complete a degree in any engineering discipline. The first two years... [-]

Social Development Bachelor

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

Social Development Bachelor offers a multidisciplinary training that combines theoretical courses in humanities and social sciences courses, practical workshops and courses that prepare for a commitment to action. [+]

Social Development Bachelor offers a multidisciplinary training that combines theoretical courses in humanities and social sciences courses, practical workshops and courses that prepare for a commitment to action. The aging population, globalization, climate change, urban sprawl, the transformation of rural areas, democracy, the rise of the knowledge economy, social inequality and cultural pluralism and lifestyles are all realities faced by agents of social change that are discussed in the context of this social engineering training. Understanding life in society to act better there The Bachelor of Social Development provides an opportunity to engage with the aspirations of citizens, analyze the concrete and helping to solve social problems situations. Theories are mobilized to understand social phenomena, foster social innovation and produce reliable knowledge to guide collective action. Take a historical or philosophical decline is also warranted to clarify the issues of the present, the significance of the events and implications of current changes. Interdisciplinary training The design and implementation of social development projects and learning the mobilization of stakeholders are facilitated by project management courses, ethics of intervention, integration of social development practices and experience intern. The undergraduate student in social development can also choose optional courses in communication, in psychology, administration, history or social issues that interest him more. Learning on the ground, through practice Educational formulas Bachelor of Social Development are based on two principles: analyzing real situations is the best way forward in the integration of acquired from different disciplines; Succession wins attend social development professionals who can... [-]

Baccalaureate in Natural Resource Management

Glenville State College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Charleston

The baccalaureate degree in Natural Resource Management provides students with the knowledge, analytical and practical skills, and decision-making competencies to protect and use effectively our renewable resources. [+]

Bachelors in Sustainability in North America 2017. Baccalaureate in Natural Resource Management The Department of Land Resources prides itself on its hands-on approach to learning. Students are provided experiences that duplicate real world applications as closely as possible. Housed in the Land plenty Center within the Waco Center, the Department has state-of-the-art facilities and about 300 acres of land adjacent to the building for outdoor projects. A greenhouse and sawmill are located on the property for student use along with storage buildings for timber harvesting equipment. A computer lab is available for the appropriate classes. The lab contains computers, plotters, a scanner, and software that replicate those used in government, business, and industry offices. A wide array of hand tools, large equipment, and instruments suitable for field labs are available to enhance instruction and learning. Global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) technologies are used in several classes. The baccalaureate degree in Natural Resource Management provides students with the knowledge, analytical and practical skills, and decision-making competencies to protect and use effectively our renewable resources. Students receive instruction on ecosystem function, environmental assessment, geospatial analysis, and management. Further, the Program integrates course offerings from the Department of Science and Mathematics, Department of Business, and Department of Social Science. The degree encompasses general education, a Natural Resource Management core, seven major concentration areas and a block elective component. The seven degree concentrations are Applied Science, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Forest Technology, Landman Technology, and Land Surveying Technology.... [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Sustainability

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The bachelor of science degree with a major in environmental sustainability is designed to allow students to combine training in the fundamentals of environmental science with instruction in other pertinent fields of study. [+]

The bachelor of science degree with a major in environmental sustainability is designed to allow students to combine training in the fundamentals of environmental science with instruction in other pertinent fields of study. Stewardship of the environment and management of natural resources are seen as essential steps to providing for the needs of future generations. Such endeavors involve a wide range of professional disciplines. In this degree, students will complete a core of environmental classes and also pursue two minors from a list that includes sociology, social justice, business, government, international relations, biology, chemistry, writing, journalism, missions and recreation management. The degree will prepare students to seek graduate degrees in related specialties. Outcomes Environmental sustainability training is applicable to a wide range of careers. In today’s world, laws and regulations require most businesses and organizations to assess their impact on the environment. As such, managers, advisors, planners and consultants are needed in city, state and federal government; heavy industry, utility, construction and energy companies; food distributors, organic farming and ecotourism. In addition to being an environmental compliance officer in a specified business, sustainability specialists are employed by a large number of nongovernmental organizations whose focus is on conservation and land management as well as protection of the rights of disadvantaged peoples. These careers range from wildlife biologists and land managers to technical writers and policy experts. Professions in law and finance include environmental specialties in which practice is exclusively focused on sustainability. [-]

Engineer In Sustainable Development

ITESM - Campus Ciudad de Mexico
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2017 Mexico Monterrey

The program in Sustainable Development Engineering ITESM, has a focus on developing projects for efficient use of energy and waste management by incorporating new technologies, new materials and alternative energy. [+]

This description corresponds to the program taught here in Mexico City Campus. It is a professional able to understand the phenomena and mechanisms in the generation and efficient use of energy, emissions management, recycling and reuse of waste water and in the middle thinking environment and society. Currently over 50% of the world population lives in urban areas, and over 15% in megacities, thereby causing problems of water supply, energy, transport and problems of environmental degradation associated with handling liquid discharges, emissions to air and solid waste generation. Soon, the meeting of the United Nations will be effected to ratify and monitor related international agreement signed in Kyoto Climate Change in 1997. This agreement aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for 37 industrialized countries and the European Community are established. At this summit to be held in Copenhagen in late 2009, the agreements are renewed commitments relating to climate change and is expected to developing countries like ours to gain some level of commitment to limit emissions of greenhouse gases. Sustainable development is defined as "development that meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" believes, therefore, that it is essential the interrelationship between social, economic and environmental factors to improve the quality of human life, and further provides that this must be true for present and for future generations. Under this environment, it is expected that clean technologies are an industry of high growth, value and investment in this... [-]