sustainability

Welcome to the Sustainability Studies Program

The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Dayton provides our students an understanding and appreciation of the interdisciplinary aspects of sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our goal is to equip students with the tools to implement sustainability in their careers.

The SEE Minor

The Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment (SEE) Minor at the University of Dayton strives to provide (students) a deep understanding and appreciation of the interdisciplinary aspects of sustainability, energy, and the environment and to equip students with the tools to implement sustainability in their careers – here at UD and beyond. Students in the SEE program engage with faculty, staff, peers, student organizations, and local community partners to achieve hands-on experience through integrative learning, research, service, and community events.

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Students earning the Certificate in Sustainability (SUS) take two sustainability courses: Foundations in Sustainability and Applied Sustainability. They also choose six semester hours of coursework from the social sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, allowing them to custom fit the certificate to their personal and professional goals and needs.

In the News

Sustainability Graduate Certificate

The University of Dayton will launch a graduate certificate in sustainability studies in January, expanding the College of Arts and Science’s recently created sustainability studies program beyond the sustainability, energy and the environment minor established in 2010.

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Ryan McEwan’s National Science Foundation funding took student researchers to an arctic larch forest in remote Siberia.

Science Funding Tops $3M

The National Science Foundation has awarded eight grants totaling more than $2.3 million to University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences faculty during the last 12 months - supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics research for the common good. Combined with two previous, active grants, the College’s current NSF funding total exceeds $3 million.

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Garden of Plenty

Inspired by environmental biology and sustainability, energy and the environment students, and led by the Hanley Sustainability Institute and facilities management, the University of Dayton Kennedy Union rooftop garden will provide a campus hub for sustainability education, improved aesthetics and a cooler roof that can lower the building's energy costs, and send cleaner water into storm sewers.

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Sustainability Studies Program

Fitz Hall 665 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2964

937-229-3440