Sustainability

Minor

Craft a course of study in the environmental field to build your understanding of the components of sustainability.

Enhance your primary field of study with environmental knowledge. Study the three interconnected points of the sustainability development triangle — social issues, economy and ecology — and transform your knowledge into action with a civic-engagement project.

After Pacific | Students who minor in sustainability are prepared to put their knowledge to work in any field. They may work in the government or nonprofit sectors, as urban planners or consultants, for instance. Or they may work in the corporate sector on “green initiatives.” Our graduates work in a variety of settings, from healthcare to policymaking.

Headlines

Heide Island presenting

Psychology professor Heide Island spent the past 10 months on Whidbey Island north of Seattle to continue extensive research she is conducting on the behavior of river otters.

Boxer Food Share

At Pacific University, we are working hard to meet the nutritional needs of our students, many of whom are transfer students and first-generation students — both groups that are statistically at higher risk of food insecurity than their peers.

Tree from beneath branches

Pacific University has acquired a touch of silver, earning a silver ranking for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as part of its STARS program.