Sustainability is a growing topic of academic discussion across many disciplines, from biology to philosophy. Students will find that career options are growing for those with experience in sustainability issues.   

Community Engaged and Experiential Learning 

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The Greening the Ivory Tower is a unique community engaged learning class focusing on sustainability solutions. 

The Campus Sustainability Practicum is a course component for a small group of students who are interested in hands-on sustainability experiences. In the Fall of 2010 Students researched STARS topics.
 Fall 2011 a Experiential Learning Sustainability Practicum is offered for students in 
  • ENVS 2A — Fundamentals of Environmental Challenges, Charles Chester
  • CHSC 3B 1    Solving Environmental Challenges: The Role of Chemistry, Dwight Peavey
Academic Courses

Brandeis University offers a wide variety of classes across disciplines that either focus or relate to the topic of sustainability. Sustainability is a word with many definitions, but essentially it implies “using methods, systems and materials that won't deplete resources or harm natural cycles” and it “integrates natural systems with human patterns and celebrates continuity, uniqueness and placemaking.”  

An inventory of Sustainability Related and Focused Courses is available: Sustainability Course Inventory 

Academic Programs

Academic Research 

Brandeis Faculty are experts in and research many topics of environmental science and sustainability policy.  Departments conducting research and teaching include:

An inventory of departments conducing Sustainability Research is available: Department Inventory and Faculty Links


LTS' Quickstart Guide: Environment & Ecology