Community Sustainability (CSUS)

What is CSUS?

The CSUS graduate program is designed for students interested in issues of community sustainability in either a domestic or international context.  Broadly speaking, faculty, academic staff, and graduate students working in this graduate program tend to focus their work on community food and agricultural systems, natural resources and the environment, tourism and recreation systems, education and civic engagement, and international development. These themes are very broad and they overlap not only with each other but also with issues around sustainable tourism and protected area management, the focus of the department’s other MS and PhD graduate programs. We apply our work in these areas in both domestic and international settings, with numerous faculty and graduate students working in the context of international development.

Three Degree Types

  1. MS-A
  2. MS-B
  3. PhD

Five Department Themes

The Department of Community Sustainability has five broad themes that describe the general areas of application within the department’s work. These themes are not mutually exclusive, nor do they necessarily define the focus areas of a student's graduate degree program. Students are encouraged to integrate coursework across these themes.

  1. Community Food & Agricultural Systems
  2. Natural Resources & the Environment
  3. Tourism & Recreation Systems
  4. Education & Civic Engagement
  5. International Development