COLUMBUS, OHIO (July 12, 1:30 p.m. ET) — Ohio State University will begin offering an undergraduate major in sustainability this fall, the university announced.
The new environment, economy, development and sustainability major is being offered by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Students will gain in-depth training in sustainability and business, environmental economics and policy analysis, and community and international development, the university said in a statement.
“The major provides students interested in the business, economic and social aspects of sustainability with the tools necessary for a career in the public, private or nonprofit sectors,” said Tim Haab, department chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. “I believe it establishes Ohio State as forerunner globally in the training of business, social and organization leaders who understand the linkages between people, planet and profits.”
In the major, students can specialize in sustainability and business, environmental economics and policy analysis, community development, or international development.