Academic Programs

Undergraduate Major

Environmental Science and Society (ENVI)Students develop an understanding of major environmental issues and their potential solutions by appreciating the importance of scientific methods, ethical values and principles, diverse worldviews, and social and political constraints, which are relevant to addressing these issues. Students learn about the complex connections between natural and built environments, and between these environments and our social and cultural institutions.

Undergraduate Minor

Sustainability minor: Provides students with a broad-based and interdisciplinary introduction to the growing field of sustainability. It explores the diverse origins and philosophies of sustainability studies while simultaneously providing hands-on exposure to the application of the field’s “triple bottom-line” valuation system which takes into account environmental, economic, and social equity factors when measuring a project’s potential success and/or failure.

Undergraduate Courses

  • GEOG 150 Thinking Sustainably (GEGA)
  • MKTG 300 Sustainability in Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • PHIL 229 Environmental Ethics (GEKH)
  • PHIL 429W Topics in Environmental Philosophy (GEWI)
  • SFCE 250 Ecojustice Education: An Introduction (GEGA)
  • TM 306 Quantitative Analysis of Sustainability Issues (GEQR)

Master's Program

Master of Arts in Social Foundations and Community Education (Ecojustice and Education concentration)emphasizes analysis of the increasing destruction of the world’s diverse ecosystems, languages and cultures by the globalizing and ethnocentric forces of Western consumer culture and explores reforms within public schools and universities required to stem the tide of these problems

Graduate Certificate

Sustainable Construction: Assists those with an undergraduate degree in a construction related area  to update their skills in the emerging, critical area of sustainability in construction and design. The program provides the adult learner with the knowledge base for understanding the management processes of the construction industry related to sustainability, including the initiating, planning, execution, control and close-out of "green" construction projects

If notice omissions, please email emu_sustainability@emich.edu.

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