Humans are currently facing some of the greatest environmental challenges ever experienced by our species. Global climate change, energy shortages, loss of species and ecological diversity, deforestation, environmental pollution, and acidifying oceans, combined with vast differences in political power and wealth lend urgency to studies devoted to sustainable policies and environmental management.
The SDSU sustainability program is intended to meet these challenges by enabling students to explore the interacting cultural, sociopolitical, and biophysical aspects of complex environmental problems and devise practical solutions. To accomplish this, sustainability majors and minors are introduced to concepts and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences and gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the many pressing environmental issues facing the nation and the world.
There is little doubt that the next 50 years will see a dramatic growth in jobs related to environmental concerns. It is one of several “megatrends” and promises current and future growth in career opportunities.
Natalie Louis graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Sustainability in 2021. Soon after graduating, Natalie began working for a non-profit company, The Energy Coalition (TEC), and in her role she supports the implementation of the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) public agency energy efficiency program. Read more about Natalie.
Charlie Trujillo graduated in 2021 with a degree in Sustainability and Computer Engineering. He is passionate about green buildings and making our built environment sustainable. Read more about Charlie.
Sustainability graduate Erin Shives discusses her work with the NASA DEVELOP program. Read more about Erin.
Sustainability major Samantha Bohl discusses The Surfrider Foundation (San Diego Chapter) and single-use plastics. Watch her video.
McKenna Avery (‘20) V.P. and chief sustainability officer of Hempress Hygienics talks about her path and plan for the future. Read more about Avery.
Alum Hana Creger was part of the first Sustainability graduating class at SDSU. Read more about Hana.
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