Sustainability in Academics

Whether you dream of uncovering the next renewable energy innovation, educating future generations or becoming a top news anchor, sustainability is woven into the fabric of our diverse academic experiences. Studies in environmental sustainability are among the fastest growing programs at MSU, and are continually improved to integrate curriculum that is applicable to careers in the field.



As issues such as climate change, water security, food supply and energy demand continue to shape the global landscape, MSU is cultivating students who champion sustainability in all industries, regardless of their career field. Through the university’s required Integrative Studies program, students have the opportunity to take courses that address common sustainability themes and provide knowledge about our integrated social, economic and environmental systems.

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For students who have a deep passion or career aspirations for sustainability, there are numerous colleges, programs and majors that cultivate knowledge and practical skills in fields of environmental stewardship, social justice, sustainable business and more.


For students who want to integrate sustainability into their chosen program of study, whether environmentally-related or not, MSU offers a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, including myriad courses across colleges. The minor can be tailored to a range of disciplines and is easily malleable to suit your career interests. Learn more.