Sustainability has grown from a niche field to an increasingly crucial lens through which all aspects of society are being considered.
That's why Chatham has developed four unique tracks within our Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS) program. All students take 14 foundation courses in environmental, economic, social and policy issues common across the field of sustainability. This provides a solid foundation for choosing which track in the program you want to go own.
TRACK 1: SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
Introduces students to a wide range of renewable energy technologies and systems, and explores the relationship between technological, social and policy change, particularly in the context of the sustainable cities of the future.
TRACK 2: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Provides students with a broad understanding of the inter-connectedness of ecological, economic, social and political systems. It introduces students to a wide range of renewable natural resources, their use and management. It combines professional competency in management skills with a strong foundation in the biophysical, social, and economic fields.
TRACK 3: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
Exposes students to analytical concepts and tools for decision making. At the same time students are encouraged to think broadly about the impacts of business decisions. The track includes traditional business classes, an introduction to sustainable technology, approaches to decision analysis and corporate social responsibility.
TRACK 4: SUSTAINABLE POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS
Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the way in which policy is created and implemented, along with the history, content, and consequences of key US and global environmental and sustainability policies. Students also develop their communication skills and explore the role traditional and social media play in policy creation.