Sustainability

Have you always been someone who prioritizes resource conservation and sustainable practices? You can apply this passion to all kinds of careers when you choose WOU’s new Sustainability major. You’ll combine extensive geography courses with classes in biology, communications, political science and even business to gain a systems-level understanding of sustainable development and solutions that support it.

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credits required for the Sustainability major

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Gain critical-thinking skills that can help you solve complex problems with creative solutions
  • Apply workplace skills in leadership and communication to work with people from all backgrounds
  • Understand professional codes of behavior, including those around ethics

Career opportunities

  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Solar energy consultant
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Outreach coordinator for environmental organizations
  • Staff adviser to elected officials

Meet your professors

MICHELE ABEE

NTT Assistant Professor, Geography
abeem@wou.edu

SHAUN HUSTON

Professor, Geography
503-838-8296 | hustons@wou.edu | BELL 217

SRIRAM KHE

Professor, Geography
503-838-8852 | khes@wou.edu | BELL 219

MARK VAN STEETER

Associate Professor, Geography
503-838-8855 | vanstem@wou.edu | BELL 216

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8288

e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu

Location: BELL 231