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Sustainability, B.A.

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Seattle, WA, United States
The low-residency Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability at Goddard College provides students the knowledge, skills, vision and values to help build a sustainable and just planet for present and future generations.
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Working closely with faculty advisors, students design a course of study that is individualized and interdisciplinary, practical as well as visionary. The Sustainability students understand that the earth and its people face unprecedented environmental and social challenges–as well as unparalleled opportunities to build a sustainable future. We welcome students who are determined to create just lives and livelihoods as partners with the earth and its peoples.

Learning outcomes

At Goddard College, we believe the ecological, environmental and social needs of the world are linked. We see this program as a site for inclusive and collaborative examination of the globe’s most pressing problems. Our understanding is that lasting sustainable solutions involve questions of equity, gender, class and race. In other words, an environmentally sustainable world is comprised of socially just lives and communities.

Given this breadth of focus, we invite students to envision and construct multiple paths—from local to global–towards that future.  As students learn about the diverse, changing needs of their communities, urban and rural, they specialize in a variety of focused areas from climate justice to food sovereignty to local currencies to permaculture and more in ways that are innovative, mindful and lasting. Learning opportunities are limited only by student’s creativity and insights.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: August 20

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Urban food systems and community restoration
  • Indigenous traditions and sustainability
  • Restorative agriculture and permaculture
  • Justice and inclusion
  • Land/Natural resource ownership and use
  • Sustainable community building in the global south
  • Remediation mycology
  • Solidarity economics and mutual aid
  • Sacred economics
  • Ecovillages

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Online Application (application Fee: $652)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Essay And Supplemental Materials
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8542 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8542 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8542 USD per semester and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

part-time: $6407

Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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