Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on designing solutions to environmental problems.

Applied sustainability majors combine the fundamentals of ecology and permaculture with social sciences and humanities as they seek solutions to complex global challenges.

We emphasize hands-on learning. Students study and practice ecological design at permaculture sites near campus, including Pacific University’s own B Street Farm, a learning lab for food production and permaculture.

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Attend a free movie screening of The Game Changers or Cowspiracyand help Hope Ellis '23 with her capstone project! This capstone aims to educate Pacific University students about sustainability concepts through films. 

Exploring Red Cedar Die Back with Taylor Warnick '23

Taylor Warnick ’23 is an environmental biology major who has been working with faculty member Kara Lanning to study soil in search of a possible microbial culprit for Western Red Cedar die back.

Shivanee Ramlochan, Rajiv Mohabir, Rhony Bhopla

Rhony Bhopla MFA '22 to lead Mapmakers Alumni Institute