Sustainability Studies

Students who pursue Sustainability Studies want to make a difference: in their own lives, in their communities, and in the world. In this major, students will study economic, environmental, and social sustainability with the goal of making the world a better place.

Why take Sustainability Studies at Augustana?

Sustainability Studies students can expect to increase their knowledge of disciplines like environmental science and sustainability while fine tuning their analytical skills. Students in this major will gain the confidence needed to promote social change and will take part in experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom to gain first-hand experience with the impacts of living sustainability.

What disciplines make up this major?

What career path is this major suited for?

Students who take this major will be able to think critically and holistically, analyze a range of different material, and will have a passion for the natural world and social change, which offers preparation for a variety of careers, including:

  • environmental scientist
  • urban planner
  • environmental engineer
  • agriculture and food scientist
  • lawyer
  • psychologist
  • social work
  • government work
  • community development