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Master of Arts in Sustainability Graduate Program

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The Master of Arts in Sustainability is a distinctive, interdisciplinary one-year program that combines the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management and law. Courses taught will included guest lecturers and off-site facility visits. As a result, students will have unparalleled opportunities to engage with professionals beyond the Wake Forest campus.

The program’s core courses:

Taking the material covered in the four core courses, the Applied Sustainability course provides hands-on opportunities through group projects, providing direct interactions with organizations working in the field of sustainability. In the summer following the second semester, students will have the choice of completing a research thesis or internship to meet their final degree requirements.


Master of Arts in Sustainability Curriculum:

SEMESTER COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Pre-Semester
Workshops
SUS 600: Communication Skills (1hr)
SUS 601: Professional & Leadership Skills (1hr)
2
Fall SUS 701: Global Human Systems 3
SUS 703: Resource Management 3
SUS 705: Applied Sustainability I 2
Elective 3
  FALL CREDIT HOURS 13
Pre-Semester
Workshops
SUS 602: Analytics (1hr)
SUS 603: Natural Capital Valuation (1hr)
2
Spring SUS 702: Sustainable Organizational Management 3
SUS 704: Environmental Law & Policy 3
SUS 706: Applied Sustainability II 2
Elective(s) 3-6
  SPRING CREDIT HOURS 13-16
Summer Research Thesis
or
Internship
4
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 30-33

 

*Research thesis or internship requirements may be satisfied during the Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.

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