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Major in Sustainability Sciences

Degree Requirement Summary (DRS)

The practice of sustainability is not good just for the environment — it’s an important part of business too.  Whether it’s through recycling, alternative energy, environmentally friendly material science or other initiatives, organizations and governments are all working hard to become more green in their business operations.

The Bentley Sustainability Science major gives you a foundation in the science of sustainability combined with an understanding of business principles and practices at organizations that are looking to incorporate this important business function into their operations. The curriculum ensures that you will understand not only Earth’s environmental systems, but also how they relate to business and societal activity — an approach that stands out among primarily science-based programs.  The major is excellent preparation if you are interested in a career path that requires you to consider environmental, economic and societal sustainability in corporate decision-making.

Through this major, you will gain real-world skills through a required field experience in environmental science, as well as a capstone project or internship. The Sustainability Science major also requires that you complete either a Business Studies major or minor.

Think you might like to major in Sustainability Sciences?  The career possibilities are endless and you are encouraged to speak with a faculty mentor in the department.  For further career exploration, visit the Career Services site.