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Sustainability Studies Major & Minor

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the world is grappling with complex environmental and social problems, and the need for professionals skilled in navigating these issues has never been greater. at goshen, you’ll learn to think deeply about these issues in our society, but you’ll also have many chances to practice what you’ve been learning through real-world problem-solving. in any given semester you’ll go on a variety of field trips to learn how professionals and community members do their jobs and how they connect to sustainability, but you’ll also be learning practical skills like baking bread, preserving food and canoeing as a form of local tourism.

The Sustainability Leadership Semester, at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, is for any major interested in making a positive change in the community they live in. It is also the foundation of the sustainability studies major and the sustainability minor. During this 13-week program, you will live with other students in sustainable LEED Platinum-certified “green” buildings, cook food from produce raised on site and make group decisions about limiting consumption — all while learning about societal and environmental problems. You’ll spend your days learning about the local watershed by investigating Merry Lea’s diverse 1,189-acre nature preserve — and a week canoeing on the Elkhart and St. Joseph Rivers. Much of your learning will happen outside of the classroom: in marshland, prairies, living rooms and kitchens.

whatever you’d like to do after college — whether it’s pursuing further studies in one of many sustainability-related fields or diving right into the challenging and thrilling work of solving problems in communities — studying sustainability at goshen will get you ready for it!

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葡京平台游戏appjoel pontius

Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education
葡京平台游戏appDirector of Sustainability Leadership Semester

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葡京平台游戏appjonathon schramm

Associate Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education
SST Tanzania: SP

葡京平台游戏appryan sensenig

Professor of Biological & Environmental Science
ES Program Director
& Lindsay Teaching Fellow

葡京平台游戏appmichelle horning

Professor of Accounting
葡京平台游戏appProgram Director

葡京平台游戏appdave ostergren

director of graduate program in environmental education

danielle pagoria

administrative assistant