About The Major

This major focuses on the development and implementation of policies that help communities meet the needs of the present without compromising the future sustainability and environmental protection as preventive measures. You will become prepared to lead and manage sustainability efforts in government, nonprofits and businesses. You learn to identify problems, address sustainability issues and bring real change to communities and companies.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: strategic planning, critical thinking, leadership, and research.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Sustainable management
  • Natural resources and environmental policy
  • Environmental justice
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Sustainable lifecycles
  • Leadership and ethics


Possible Careers

  • Environmental attorney*
  • Green entrepeneur
  • Community outreach marketer
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Urban planner
  • Nonprofit manager

*indicates career requires further education/training

Where could I work?

  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • August Mack
  • Keter Environmental
  • Government agencies
  • Profit and non-profit businesses

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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