Sustainability has grown from a niche field to an increasingly crucial lens through which all aspects of society are being considered.
That's why Chatham has developed four unique tracks within our Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS) program. All students take 14 foundation courses in environmental, economic, social and policy issues common across the field of sustainability with a focus on hands-on learning. This provides a solid foundation for choosing which track in the program you want to study.
TRACK 1: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & URBAN SYSTEMS
Introduces students to a wide range of renewable energy technologies and systems, and explores the relationship between technological, social and policy change, particularly in the context of the sustainable cities of the future.
TRACK 2: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Provides students with a broad understanding of the inter-connectedness of ecological, economic, social and political systems. It introduces students to a wide range of renewable natural resources, their use and management. It combines professional competency in management skills with a strong foundation in the biophysical, social, and economic fields.
TRACK 3: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Exposes students to analytical concepts and tools for decision making. At the same time students are encouraged to think broadly about the impacts of business decisions. The track includes traditional business classes, an introduction to sustainable technology, approaches to decision analysis and corporate social responsibility.
TRACK 4: FOOD STUDIES
Offers an integrated and applied perspective on food and agriculture through the interdisciplinary analysis of social, cultural, economic, environmental, and historical topics, giving students an in-depth understanding of how our food systems work, from a local to global perspective.