Applied Sustainability Emphasis

Concentration/Emphasis

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

Students 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.

Headlines

Kayleigh DeBruyne ’18
Kayleigh DeBruyne '18 spent a semester in Tanzania completing her senior project, a research endeavor that combined environmental science, anthropology and women's issues.
Skyler Erban '18
Pacific Senior Skyler Erben has parlayed his experience with the Pacific Impact Fund into a new opportunity after graduation. 
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.