Ohio State offers new major in sustainability

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at The Ohio State University with an interest in sustainability can put their passion into practice by choosing a new sustainability major.

The new environment, economy, development and sustainability major is being offered jointly by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Both are part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Students selecting the new EEDS major will gain in-depth training in sustainability and business, environmental economics and policy analysis, and community and international development. Internships and study abroad programs will offer students hands-on experiences that will help position them for a wide variety of careers,

Classes

EEDS majors will take coursework in environmental economics, business management, environmental sociology, community and international development, ecological engineering and environmental sciences. They can choose to specialize in one of four areas: sustainability and business; environmental economics and policy analysis; community development; and international development.

The major is being offered in partnership with Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and the President’s and Provost’s Council on Sustainability.

For more details about the program or to enroll, see http://eeds.osu.edu.

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