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Global Sustainability (BA)

Global Sustainability Degree Overview 

A growing field, global sustainability is a multi-disciplinary degree program encompassing multiple disciplines offered at Thomas: science, social studies, humanities, education, economics, and business.

This program is especially timely today because of the supply-chain issues creating shortages of products ranging from lithium to helium, oil to wheat, and even including climate-related resources such as water and energy.  The time is now for careers and personal understanding of global sustainability. Students in this program will explore social and management principles through the lens of the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profits) thinking in their careers and personal lives, while also broadening their exposure to global issues and cultures, including environmental justice and social justice. This field of global sustainability is growing and jobs are too; the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that sustainability jobs will increase 16% annually for the next decade.  

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Non-profit organizations 
  • State agencies 
  • Solar companies, sales 
  • Sustainability officer for a company 

“I’m excited to utilize my degree knowledge in this course and lower OceanView’s carbon footprint. I feel that this job allows me to help people and help the planet which are my two passions in life.”

Hannah Crayton ’22, Sustainability Coordinator at OceanView at age 20

At a Glance

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development

Key Courses

  • Environmental Economics 
  • Environmental Issues 
  • Toward a Sustainable Society 
  • Current World Problems 
  • Business Strategy for Global Sustainability