Sustainability Studies

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. Currently undergraduate students can earn a minor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment. Graduate level students can earn a graduate certification in Sustainability as either a stand alone certificate or paired with a current Master’s program.

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MINOR IN SUSTAINABILITY,  ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT >

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.

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
President 10.01.18
Here Comes the Sun...

When I climbed up on the roof of Fitz Hall this spring to observe the installation of solar panels, I caught a glimpse of a bright future.

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Sustainability 10.26.18
Lessons and Connections from AASHE 2018

If we come together as a university, such a daunting task will become far more attainable. I am excited to bring what I have learned back to campus with me, and I am interested to see what the future of sustainability at UD holds.

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08.27.18
UD Makes Sierra's Top 20 Coolest Schools List

The University of Dayton is ranked No. 18 on Sierra magazine's "Cool Schools" list for displaying "a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility."

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Sustainability 03.02.18
A Tale of Two Compost Bins

How Facilities Management, Dining Services, and the Hanley Sustainability Institute work together to turn food waste into soil.

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Sustainability 02.27.18
Pay as You Throw

A University of Dayton student sustainability research project to encourage recycling and reduce landfill trash resulted in a proposed grant program to launch "pay-as-you-throw" waste management programs in Montgomery County, Ohio.

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Sustainability 11.08.17
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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CONTACT

Sustainability Studies Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2964
937-229-3440
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