This program is offered fully online. (NOTE: The Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Concentrations are not offered online)
Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 30
CIP Code: 30.3301
Dept Code: CS
Major/College Codes: GBS / CS
Climate Change and Sustainability (CLT)
Food Sustainability and Security (FOO)
Sustainable Business (SBU)
Sustainable Energy (SUSE)
Sustainability Policy (SUS)
Sustainable Tourism (SUT)
Sustainable Transportation (STN)
Water Sustainability (WSR)
Also offered as a Concurrent Degree
College: Patel College of Global Sustainability
The Patel College of Global Sustainability fosters sustainable urban communities and environments through collaborative research, education, and community engagement Its research generates innovations and new knowledge that help communities and nations around the world, including those in developing countries, to reduce their ecological footprint while improving their social, economic, and environmental sustainability parameters to make them healthier, more livable, equitable and more resilient
In this innovative 30 credit hour graduate major, the students will apply their passion for the environment with hands-on experiential learning through internships to find sustainability solutions. The major offers a multidisciplinary study of the environment and social and economic dimensions of sustainability, as well as training in research methodology to enable practitioners to make informed decisions and to create tangible change toward sustainable futures. All students are required to perform a mandatory internship in the public or private sector. Upon graduation, the students will be ready for careers in global sustainability that require a systems approach, teamwork, program planning, and policy development skills to solve sustainability issues in developing and developed nations.
Major Research Areas: Sustainable development, sustainability policy, environmental policy, green communities, ecotourism.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- GPA of at least 3.25 or greater; alternatively a GPA of at least 3.00 along with a GRE Verbal score of 153 (61 percentile) or higher, Quantitative of 153 (51 percentile) or higher and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher, all taken within 5 years of application.
- At least two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors (signed, dated, and on official letterhead). Resume
- Letter of Interest (up to 350 words explaining why the student is interested in Sustainability)