Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies

* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin.


The Sustainability Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address the environmental, social, political, economic and ethical issues related to the transformation of our current societies to ones that are sustainable. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.

The major builds on the interdisciplinary core curriculum offered at Stony Brook University’s Sustainability Program. Students will enroll in major-specific courses in their junior and senior year. As part of the preparation, students will work in teams with students enrolled in related majors to collaboratively solve problems. Students are encouraged to take advantage of internships, project courses, independent research, and field courses to gain real-world experience.


Please click here for a full listing of the requirements for Sustainability Studies. Note: All courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Course taken with the Pass/NC option may not be applied to the major. To contact the faculty director of the major please email: To find out more about jobs relating to this major, please click here to visit the Career Center webpage for the SUS major. Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete listing of SUS Courses.

* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin. IMPORTANT NOTES: 1. This checklist summarizes your major/minor degree requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in place when you declared your major/minor for the official list of major/minor requirements. For details, visit 2. This checklist indicates ONLY what is required for your major or minor, and does not confirm completion of the University’s general education, upper-division, and total credit requirements. Please consult with the appropriate academic advising unit to review the remaining graduation requirements. For general advising locations, visit

Arlene Kons Cassidy

Arlene Kons Cassidy

Lecturer / Faculty Director, Sustainability Studies

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