Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Sustainability at ASU will provide you with the skills to rethink and reinvent a world at risk and learn to create knowledge and solutions that will shape the quality of life for future generations.

This program explores the technical as well as social and human aspects of sustainability in the global, regional, and local context of real-world issues. You will look at ways to solve challenges of sustainability related to the environment, economy and society and gain skills through experiential learning, research, community engagement, study abroad and leadership development.  Disciplinary perspectives included in the core courses of the degree tracks include ecology, engineering, environmental economics, environmental science, conservation biology, hydrology, physical geography, earth-systems management and other disciplines relevant to the sustainability of environmental resources and social institutions.

The Sustainability curriculum trains you to think in terms of complex adaptive systems and resilience; management of tradeoffs; stakeholder engagement; future visioning and scenario typologies for transitioning social-ecological systems; interconnections and cascading effects between scales; and other cutting-edge frameworks to address sustainability challenges. Students in the BS select from one of the three following tracks:

  • Economics of sustainability
  • Sustainable ecosystems
  • Sustainable energy, materials and technology

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Successfully complete ASU competency requirements, or be accepted via ACT/SAT scores and/or individual review. These include: Top 25% of high school graduating class; 3.0 GPA or above in competency courses (math, English, science, social science, foreign language, and fine arts); ACT 22 (24 nonresidents); or SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents).

    School Overview

    Arizona State University was founded in 1885 and is the largest public university in the United States, featuring over 80,000 students. ASU offers more than 800 programs from undergraduate through post-doctoral degrees. More than 100 of these degrees are available 100% online, allowing students from across the country to earn a quality education wherever they are.

    Why Choose ASU Online?

    We are Arizona State University, online

    ASU Online features world-class undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as Health & Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Humanities, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and much more - all with the same curriculum and prestigious faculty as on campus. You can earn the exact same degree as you would while attending Arizona State University in person but with the added flexibility of learning on your schedule.

    Same content, new delivery

    Our online courses are highly interactive and encourage learning through collaboration with your professors and classmates. The online campus also provides access to the vast academic, research and career resources that ASU has to offer.

    Learn from the best

    The faculty of Arizona State University is made up of some of the brightest academic minds in the world. From Nobel Laureates to Fulbright scholars and Pulitzer Prize winners, our online courses provide you with a direct connection to their knowledge and expertise.

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