Environmental and Social Sustainability Concentration
Senior plants trees in Nairobi's city center
Arnold Muthogi, a senior environmental studies major, returned home to Kenya last summer to complete an environmental sustainability practicum planting trees in impoverished communities near Nairobi’s city center.
EMU students raise funds and install solar panels
A year-long student-initiated effort became a physical reality in a matter of days last week and will increase the university’s solar energy capacity by 65 percent.
Restoration Ecology at Shenandoah National Park
Students in environmental science and sustainability study in Shenandoah National Park and other local parks and forests.
Jim Shultz leads convocation on climate justice
Convo speaker Jim Shultz spoke to EMU students about climate change’s planetary crisis: ‘You are the chosen people’
The environmental and social sustainability concentration focuses on the social, economic, and political aspects of environmental sustainability.
Challenging coursework in various social sciences prepares students to work on such issues as environmental advocacy, conservation and sustainable development, land use and degradation, environmental education and agricultural extension, climate change, waste management, and alternative energy.
This track combines traditional environmental science coursework with applied sociology courses that emphasize international and community development and conservation.
You’ll have hands-on opportunities to work in areas of personal interest like peace education, legislative and foreign policy advocacy, community organizing, restorative justice and mediation, social justice and peace advocacy, human rights and immigrants’ rights.