Sustainability Studies Concentration
In coordination with the sustainability studies program at Mercyhurst, students majoring in chemistry (B.A. or B.S.), biochemistry or biology may pursue a concentration in sustainability studies. The sustainability studies concentration offers students interdisciplinary coursework providing tools to effectively contend with pressing global issues of resource depletion, environmental degradation and environmental justice. Students completing the requirements for this concentration will be knowledgeable in the concepts, values and practices of sustainability and sustainable development.
The goals of these programs are to provide students with the following academic experiences:
An introductory sustainability course and capstone research experience at the beginning and end of the academic program, respectively, to cohesively provide both an introduction to sustainability and an intensive real-world experiential learning component.
An interdisciplinary overview of the questions, problems and potential solutions comprising the broadly defined study of sustainability.
A rigorous and science-centered study of how the chemistry and biochemistry disciplines each intersect with sustainability.