Stephen F. Austin State University

Sustainable Community Development

MAJOR, MINOR, and CERTIFICATES

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Community Development by majoring in the program. The degree is designed to prepare students for a career assisting communities and corporations in the adoption of sustainable practices. A minor in Sustainable Community Development is also available as are an undergraduate certificate in Sustainable Community Development and a graduate certificate in Sustainability.

Sustainable development involves balancing economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social well-being, also referred to as the "triple bottom line." While many university programs in sustainability focus on application of new technologies or design standards, SFA's program emphasizes sustainability through the humanities and social sciences. The program's curriculum covers a broad range of courses offered by various departments within the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, while also providing valuable hands-on experience through junior or senior year internships.

A recent study found that, from 1995-2010,

For more information, please contact Dr. William Forbes at forbesw@sfasu.edu or SFA's Center for a Livable World at clw@sfasu.edu

Major in Sustainable Community Development

A major in Sustainable Community Development requires 36 credits.

Minor in Sustainable Community Development

A minor in Sustainable Community Development requires 18 credits: SUS 101; two courses from the following list (SUS 300, 350, 450, 495); and any three other courses from those listed above for the minor.

Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development

An undergraduate certificate in Sustainable Community Development requires 12 credits.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

A graduate certificate in Sustainability requires 12 credits.