Environmental Studies and Sustainability (B.S.)

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability major examines resource use and allocation through the lenses of community engagement, sustainability and environmental justice. Students benefit from a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, as well as disciplinary and methods courses carefully selected to enhance students’ technical knowledge.

Professional internships, a legacy project and study abroad experiences are encouraged to provide students with experiences beyond the classroom and the campus.

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Core areas of study include:

  • Biology.
  • Soil science.
  • Community sustainability.
  • Tourism and recreation management.
  • Public policy and grant writing.
  • Natural resource management.
  • Community food and agricultural systems.

The Department of Community Sustainability infuses sustainability into all of its majors. Learn more about the Sustainability Core.

Learn more about all the requirements and courses in Environmental Studies and Sustainability.

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Environmental Studies and Sustainability Graduates

$23,865

Average starting salary

83%

Job placement rate

$50,000

Top of starting salary range

Data from 2018 MSU Destination Survey of graduating students in this major

Career Opportunities

Environmental Studies and Sustainability prepares students to enter professions in environmental, natural resource, agricultural and community development fields in a variety of career paths.

  • Educator.
  • Governmental aid.
  • Community coordinator.
  • Nonprofit communications.
  • Professional or graduate studies.

Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with environmental, natural resource, agricultural and community development fields, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment.


Michael Everett

Michael Everett

Professor of Practice / Undergraduate Program Coordinator / AFNRE M.A. Program Coordinator
Department of Community Sustainability
everettm@msu.edu
517-432-0292

Crystal Eustice

Crystal Eustice

Assistant Professor of Practice / Academic Adviser / Internship Coordinator
Department of Community Sustainability
mill1879@msu.edu
517-432-0319

Student Life

In addition to student jobs and internships, there are study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities.

There are also a variety of student clubs and organizations including:

  • Leadership in Environmental and Agricultural Fields (LEAF).
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education (AFNRE) Club.
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.

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