Environmental and Social Sustainability Concentration
EMU wins fourth consecutive Recyclemania state competition
For the fourth straight year, EMU finished first among Virginia colleges and universities entered in the Competition Division (diversion subcategory) of the annual nationwide contest.
James Souder '13 wins scholarship at Yale
Souder is studying at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He received the 2017 Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability.
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.