Sustainability (co-major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Sustainability as a second major.

What is Sustainability (co-major)?

This co-major emphasizes human-nature interaction in understanding environmental patterns and processes. Students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of career paths and post-graduate degrees in environmental science and sustainability, especially in the human and organizational dimensions of sustainability. If you are primarily interested in management, planning, and policy specializations, such as business, political science, anthropology, sociology, or urban planning, this co-major complements your major especially well.

What are the features of Miami’s program?


The term "co-major" indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. This co-major complements the primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline.

Living Learning Community

First-year students are encouraged to live in a special residence hall with others interested in environmental studies and participate in the residence hall's Environmental Awareness Program.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

What courses would I take?

A required core course in sustainability (IES 274) is usually taken in the sophomore year, and a required project-based synthesis course (IES 474) is usually taken during the senior year. There are also foundation and elective courses that are required for the co-major.

What can I do with this major?

Graduates of this program pursue sustainability-related careers in corporations, consulting, government agencies, and non-profit organizations..

Who can I contact for more information?

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability
Jonathan Levy
118 Shideler Hall
Oxford, OH 45056