Why study sustainability?
Changes in the Earth’s environment, societies and economy are the sustainability issues that will define the 21st century. Understand these issues – and do something about them – with an Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability Bachelor of Science degree. ESE students understand the scientific, social, and economic issues that drive the planet and its environment.
Choose your Concentration
Learn about both the natural and social sciences that underlie the Earth System – and then specialize in the track that interests you. Learn more..
Individual Programs and Flexible Courses
ESES advisors will work with you to craft your own academic program – study the subjects that interest you. In the ESES program you’ll have the freedom to pursue your favorite electives without overloading your schedule. Learn more...
ESES majors have the academic training and credentials that provides both respect in the workplace and entry to advanced degrees programs in the arts, law, and the sciences. Learn more...
Academic Excellence and Capstone Experience
The ESES curriculum combines a broad exposure to diverse subjects with a deep understanding of your specialized discipline – a modern liberal arts and sciences degree that develops your mind as well as your reputation. ESE majors also get credit for real world experiences. Learn more...
How to Apply
Formally, you can apply at LAS's Student Academic Affairs Office, Lincoln Hall.
If you'd rather find out more about the program first, or just see how the major fits with your past courses and future plans, why not come by and see the academic advisor? You can just drop in (rm 208, Natural History Building) or arrange an appointment thatsuits your schedule (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to send any general inquiry about the ESES major to one of the advisors: Drs. Anna Nesbitt email@example.com and Jonathan Tomkin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Guides and more Information
Get detailed planning guides to help you navigate your progress towards a degree. Learn more...
The departments in the school offer Master and PhD degrees that specialize in a variety of aspects of the Earth System - our students go on to become professors, scientists, consultants and more. The different programs also offer a range of financial support - tuition wavers, fellowships, research and teaching assistantships. Learn more..
Related Department Majors
The departments within the school also house their own majors. Students who wish to specialize in the physical aspects of the atmosphere - climate, meteorology, remote sensing and atmospheric chemistry - should consider the new Atmospheric Sciences major. The Geography department has majors that allow specialization in general, human, physical, and environmental geography, as well as geographical informational systems. The Geology major has a range of geology, geophysics, and environmental geology options, as well as an Earth Science teaching major.