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Sustainability Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Sustainability isn’t just good for the environment — it’s an important part of business, too.Through recycling, alternative energy, and environmentally friendly material science, organizations of all types are working hard to become more green in their operations. And they need skilled professionals who can lead the way.
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When compared to similar environmental sustainability programs at other schools, you’ll find that our Sustainability Science degree is pretty unique. That’s because we don’t stop at teaching you the science (though it will be a big part of what you learn). Instead, you’ll master an understanding of earth’s environmental systems — and then tackle the big issues of how they relate to business practices. Natural resource policy, environmental economics and green biology are just some of the topics you’ll cover in our environmental science degree.

The global population is growing — and so is the number of professional opportunities in the green economy.

Fields particularly well suited to a environmental sustainability degree include consulting, regional development, law and finance. You also may want to check out graduate programs in environmental studies, law and business administration.

Specific positions you can pursue include:

  • Business development manager
  • Corporate sustainability specialist
  • Energy data analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Materials manager
  • Project manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Federal Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
  • Green Biology: Ecological and Botanical Connections
  • Science of Sustainability
  • The Developing World
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Globalization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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