Chatham University


Type of college
: 4-year private
Campus address: Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Road, Richland Township, PA  15044
Enrollment: 2,200 (undergraduate and graduate)
Full-time tuition (not including room and board): $35,000-$45,000 per year
Agriculture majors: Master of Science in green chemistry
Natural resources majors: Environmental science, sustainability, food studies
Majors added within the last 5 years: Master of Sustainability + MBA, Master of Arts in food studies + MBA, BA/BS food studies (Launching Fall 2018)
About: Chatham University is home to the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment and Eden Hall Campus offering Bachelor’s in environmental science, sustainability and food studies (fall 2018).

Situated on 388 acres right outside the city of Pittsburgh, Eden Hall is a living and learning community that studies the sustainability of woodlands, streams, orchards, gardens, and a variety of sustainable technologies including solar panels, geothermal heating, and an on-site wastewater treatment system.

Eden Hall is as a working agricultural classroom where students explore critical relationships between food, land, the environment and food access. Using certified organic growing fields, demonstration gardens, and greenhouses, faculty and students demonstrate different sustainable agricultural practices, produce food for the campus, and practice food cultivation and marketing.

Initiatives include nutrient recycling and soil building from compost; aquaponics; and mushroom farming.

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