University at Buffalo

B.S. in Environmental Sustainability

Program Description

The bad news is that people are destroying the planet. The good news is that change-makers like you can help save it. How? By learning how people interact with the environment in one complex ecosystem, so we can reduce the negative impact of humans without causing undue harm to society. It’s certainly not easy. But if you’re ready to help solve complicated issues that affect billions of people, then the world could really use your help.

Focus Areas

  • Environmental justice
  • Urban planning and environmental design
  • Environmental ethics
  • Field ecology
  • Earth systems science
  • Natural hazards
  • Climate change, statistical

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Sustainability analyst
  • Resource conservation specialist
  • Urban sustainability planner
  • Environmental educator
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Climate change analyst
  • Renewable energy analyst

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes