A 30 credit degree program designed to enable students to examine global environmental, social and economic challenges facing society and to explore and develop possible sustainable solutions.

Geography Core Courses

Geography 500: Graduate Studies in Geography
Geography 530: Internship
Geography 598: Research in Geography
Geography 595: Special Project
or 599: Thesis
Electives: 9 credits

Sustainability Core Courses

Sustainability 500: Social, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Sustainability: Study of the complex interrelationships between natural, social and political systems.

Sustainability 501: Contemporary Challenges in Environmental Sustainability: Examines the contemporary challenges in environmental sustainability within the interacting destructive tendencies of the modern world.

Sustainability 502: Science of Sustainability: An interdisciplinary course to provide the core science background necessary for understanding the current environmental problems in sustainability.


Dr. Charles E. Button
Central Geography Department
Phone: 860-832-2788