Chatham University

Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability has responded to challenging ecological and economic times with an innovative program: the Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS). As a graduate of our program, you can do more than tell employers what you're capable of doing; you'll be able to show them what you've done.

The Bachelor of Sustainability program emphasizes leadership, teamwork, entrepreneurialism, and experience – the very skills that will serve you wherever your future after Chatham may take you. Plus, you will:

  • Take classes at one of the biggest interactive sustainable laboratories in the country–our new Eden Hall Campus, the world's first academic community built from the ground up to be fully sustainable. Upper class student can choose to live there too for total immersion into sustainable living and learning.
  • Have the opportunity to specialize in one of four undergraduate concentrations:
    • Sustainable Design and the Built Environment
    • Community Development and Planning
    • Sustainable Agricultural Systems
    • Human Wellbeing
  • Be able to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in only five years with our Master of Sustainability Accelerated Graduate Program.
  • Receive individual attention from our passionate, committed faculty through small class sizes and hands-on education.
  • Work with our network to find work experience internships for you, ensuring that you acquire the skills you need to build your career.

With these experiences, a Bachelor of Sustainability degree from Chatham will not only provide you with a deep knowledge of sustainability and its place in the world, but also a developed portfolio of accomplishments that will prove your value to any employer.

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In only two years, the Bachelor of Sustainability program has become a top 5 major at Chatham, which speaks to the quality of the program and the type of student it attracts: pioneering, entrepreneurial individuals excited to take on the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.

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Chatham Sustainability

Over the past decade, Chatham has led the sustainability movement in academia, and we continue to innovate sustainable solutions through our campus planning, academic programs, research projects, and student activities. Our leadership has garnered international awards and media recognition, and created opportunities for business, community, and government partnerships. We are recognized as one of the greenest institutions in the world, which we see as a fitting way to honor green pioneer and alumna Rachel Carson '29.