Degrees/Programs/Professions in Sustainability

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Why Pursue a Career in Sustainability?

Sleeping endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal at Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve on Oʻahu. Photo: John DeLay

Sleeping endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal at Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve on Oʻahu. Photo: John DeLay

Ka Māla o Niuhelewai on Honolulu CC Campus

Ka Māla o Niuhelewai on Honolulu CC Campus

Individuals passionate about the environment and creating a better future should consider a career in sustainability. Professionals must also possess heightened research, analytical, and communication skills. An associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program can help students develop and hone these skills, while also introducing learners to the latest research related to sustainability. Although an associate degree in sustainability prepares graduates for some jobs, positions with better wages require a bachelor's or master's degree. More advanced degrees may also qualify a professional for a managerial position. As a manager, they can influence their company's direction significantly. Excerpts taken from ‘Best Colleges’ website.

Degree Programs

Sustainability Degree and Certificate Programs in Hawaiʻi

Associates Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor's Degree

Masters Degree

University of Hawai‘i Environmental Research Grants and Centers

Online Sustainability Degree and Certificate Programs

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Arizona State University: ASU has several online sustainability degrees.  See link

  • BA; BS in Sustainability; Business Sustainability; Sustainable Food Systems
  • Graduate Degrees: Sustainability Leadership; Sustainable Tourism; Sustainable Engineering; Biomimicry; Sustainable Food Systems
  • Certificates: Sustainable Tourism; Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development; Biomimicry; Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership; Sustainability

Sustainability Degree and Certificate Programs on the Mainland

Bachelors Degrees

Masters Degree:

Internship and Employment Opportunities

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Kupu: Building A Brighter Future for Hawaiʻi's Youth - Offers paid internships such as Conservation Leadership Development Program

Sustainability Professions

Links Careers in Sustainability and Green Jobs (source: Environmental Science.org)

See Descriptions - Sustainability Careers - BestColleges