Arizona State University

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Program Details

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 Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      120
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $500.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $500.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $60,000.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $60,000.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      No
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    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).

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

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