Goddard College

BA in Sustainability
Goddard College

The BA in Sustainability Program supports students in gaining the knowledge, skills, and vision essential to understanding our place in the ecosystem, navigating the transition to a sustainable society, and creating resilient lives and livelihoods in partnership with nature.
Students begin their self-directed learning through Foundation Studies in the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, environmental justice, and an active engagement in creating a sustainable life. They then choose a Focus of Studies in sustainable agriculture, energy, economics, or communities, or a combination of these areas, and design an experiential learning activity such as an internship or community project to gain practical experience in their study area. Students are challenged to understand the underlying thinking and patterns that have led to an unsustainable society and to implement new ways of living that restore our relationship with the Earth.