Are You Committed to Promoting Social, Environmental and Economic Justice?
Sustainability majors learn to find new solutions regarding more sustainable ways for humans to live while allowing ecosystems to thrive; understand the complex nature of these problems and the interdisciplinary approaches necessary to develop viable solutions.
Sustainability Degree Program Goals
- Systems Thinking Orientation
- Problem Solving from Multiple Perspectives
- Ability to Formulate and Test Creative Hypotheses
- Practitioner Orientation
- Social Justice Perspective
Building Individual Empowerment and Facilitating Equitable Change
AUM Sustainability majors understand that inequality breeds unsustainable ways of living. Approach environmental problems from a grounded social perspective of equity and sustainability. Graduates of the Sustainability Program will gain an understanding of the duties and obligations of global citizenship and deepen their commitments to their communities and the world to foster more equitable and sustainable practices.
Sustainability is a mindful approach to living smartly, efficiently, and in harmony with the natural world, that surrounds us. I am truly in awe and inspired by the shear beauty and complexity of the planet’s various ecosystems. My experience here at Antioch has been eye opening and honored to be a student here. My fascination with nature and a curiosity to learn more married well with the Sustainability program here at Antioch University Midwest.
Kane Andrew Thompson
Student, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability, Expected Graduation 2013
The AUM Sustainability program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of fields including environmental protection and remediation, waste reduction, green building, sustainable agriculture, climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency.