What Is the Worth of a Degree in Sustainability?

An editorial by George Basile, Senior Sustainability Scientist and Associate Professor in the School of Sustainability, was featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record, June 2011, 4(3): 95-97. From climate change to global inequity, sustainability is often described as a cacophony of seemingly disparate and globally grand challenges to which the expectation of a tantalizingly simple solution is then attached, i.e., “Please do today, so that we can still do tomorrow.” With this rather heroic framing, what does an academic degree in sustainability mean? What is its role and value-proposition for those students who are the brave pioneers in this emerging field? Read more »