Online Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability
Through Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in sustainability, you’ll build the talents and knowledge needed to rethink and reinvent key processes and structures. This solutions-oriented program focuses on skills that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for roles in policy, governance, social equity, international development and urban sustainability.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
Degree questions, answered.
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What is sustainability?
In the context of business and the economy, sustainability is built on three fundamental pillars. These are also called the triple bottom line:
- People: Something that is sustainable benefits individuals and communities.
- Planet: A sustainable concept or action that respects the natural environment.
- Profit: The sustainable idea must also make financial sense.
As a degree and career, sustainability focuses on addressing issues related to the environment, economy and society. Theory and principles are important for success, but the emphasis is on issues facing the world today and in the future. Professionals in sustainability roles may:
- Build a vision for long-term solutions.
- Identify and mitigate risk.
- Impact lives locally and globally.
What do you study in sustainability programs?
This online sustainability degree covers key concepts related to the triple bottom line, including:
- International development.
- Social equity.
- Urban sustainability.
Additionally, this program focuses on practical, current problems by emphasizing community engagement, experiential learning, faculty collaboration, leadership development and study abroad opportunities to provide a well-rounded experience. This learning strategy empowers you to start making an impact on the world after graduation.
Does my sustainability degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
What can I do with a BA in sustainability?
Sustainability is growing in importance across the globe, with businesses, governments and nonprofits all increasing their engagement with the concept. An online sustainability degree can prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Online sustainability degree admission requirements
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Creating tomorrow’s solutions, today
The College of Global Futures is dedicated to building a sustainable and equitable future for the planet and society. These initiatives are a crucial part of ASU’s commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. ASU has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.
in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
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