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Environment & Urban Sustainability

Evaluate development.
Develop sustainable responses.

Geography - Urban

The program in Environment and Urban Sustainability is designed for students interested in environmental and conservation issues. You will learn to evaluate effects of development on urban settlements and to assess and facilitate conservation and the development of sustainable responses.

  • The program integrates the social sciences, natural sciences, and applied disciplines as related to environmental and sustainability issues. You can focus your studies on environment design, environmental management, environmental policy, community studies, or natural science.
  • Put classroom concepts into real-world contexts through field trips and research projects in the field, seminars by working professionals, teamwork situations, and a capstone group project in which you will prepare a report for an external client.
  • Build your experience and your contacts in the field through two optional, 10-week placements.
  • After graduation, work in the private, government, or non-profit sector; pursue roles such as analyst, manager or sustainability officer; or complete graduate school or engage in advanced studies in teaching or law.