Master of Science in Sustainability Studies
Innovative curriculum designed around you to meet the needs of the world around us.
The Master of Science in Sustainability Studies program at Lenoir-Rhyne University helps to develop leaders in the field who will tackle future challenges in the world around us as they relate to sustainability. In doing so, we seek to develop advocates for change. What makes our program unique? Read on.
- Innovative program designed with you in mind. We use your experience and interests to shape our curriculum.
- Non-cohort based course delivery, meaning a flexible schedule at your own pace.
- Traditional and career track admission, giving students more than one way to be admitted.
- Involved and engaging faculty with extensive experience in the field of sustainability.
Take the program at your own pace, whether that is part time or full tilt. Here are some highlights of what you need to know:
- 33 hours total
- Focus areas include: Sustainability, Business, Public Policy, and Research
- Elective options in topics of interest to you
- Flexible format for classes being either fully online, hybrid (partially online, partially in class), in the evening, or on weekends
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Required Courses (9 Credits)
SUS 501 Visions of Sustainable Communities
SUS 560 Sustainability Capstone (must be taken in final semester)
One of the following Research & Applied Statistics Courses:
EDU 505 Research Methodology & Practicum
MAT 540 Statistical Modeling for Sustainability
POL 512 Methods of Policy Research
Business Sustainability (9 Credit Hours)
BUS 5XX Sustainability Management & Decision Making.
ECO 5XX Economics of Sustainability.
BUS 514 Organizational Behavior
Sustainability Science (9 Credit Hours)
SUS 520 Science for Sustainability
SUS 523 Sustainable Energy and Material Use
Students will also choose one of the following courses:
SUS 526 Natural Resources, Processes and Management
SUS 529 Industrial Ecology and Design for Sustainability
Public Policy (6 Credits)
POL: 519 Public Policy Processes (3 credits)
POL: 525 Environmental Policy (3 credits)
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