Sustainability in Degree Programs

FSU offers leading undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Many units have programs that consistently rank among the nation's top twenty-five public universities including those in Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Public Policy, Business, and Law.

Undergraduate Degrees

Biological Science, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Science (B.S.)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.S. in Biological Science with an academic track in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Science. The fields of ecology, evolution, and environmental science use principles and quantitative skills from a wide array of disciplines and involve research with a variety of species and habitats. Students following this academic track are prepared for careers in resource management, conservation biology, government agencies, teaching and science communication, agriculture, basic research, and more. Learn more.

Environment and Society (B.S.)

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy offers a B.S. in Environment & Society. The objective of the major is to provide students with both a basic background in the natural sciences as well as an in-depth understanding of the social and institutional context of contemporary environmental concerns. Learn more

Environmental Chemistry (B.A. & B.S.)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.A. & B.S. in Environmental Chemistry. Chemistry is a science that deals with the composition, structure, reactivity, and properties of substances and of the transformations they undergo. The Environmental Chemistry track includes basic science courses, advanced courses in Chemistry of the Environment, and an American Chemical Society Certified Program (optional). Learn more.

Environmental Engineering - Civil (B.S.)

The College of Engineering offers a B.S. in Engineering (Civil). Environmental Engineering is currently a major within the Civil Engineering B.S. degree. The major focuses primarily on environmental engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, water resources, and the management of all waste streams. Learn more.

Environmental Science (B.S.)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.S. in Environmental Science. Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of environmental systems from a scientific perspective. Drawing principally from the areas of oceanography, geology, meteorology, biology and chemistry, the Environmental Science program will prepare students in the broader area of geosciences and is an attractive option for students seeking a broader interdisciplinary major with the rigor of mathematics and the physical sciences at its core. Learn more

Environmental Science and Policy (B.A.)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy. The B.A. degree differs from the B.S. degree in lower-level mathematics requirements and a greater emphasis on policy. The goals of these programs are to prepare exceptionally well-qualified graduates prepared to work in the interdisciplinary earth sciences, whether in government agencies, NGOs, or the private sector. Learn more.

FSU Teach Environmental Science (B.S.)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a B.S. in FSU-Teach Environmental Science. This is a double-major only program. FSU-Teach is an innovative approach to teacher education that involves collaboration between scientists, mathematicians and education faculty at Florida State University. Environmental Science students in the FSU-Teach program will develop environmental science knowledge and the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to be an effective science teacher. Learn more.

Social Science, Interdisciplinary, Environmental Studies (B.A. & B.S.)

The College of Social Science offers a B.A. and B.S. in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary. The Interdisciplinary Program is designed to provide a broad background for understanding public affairs and an education for useful citizenship in the American democracy. The Environmental Studies concentration is designed to provide an interdisciplinary study of humans as related to our environment and the problems arising therefrom. Learn more


Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways

Geography or Environment/Society and Geographic Information Science (B.S. & M.S.)

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy offers a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway program that allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Undergraduate students enrolled in the Geography or Environment & Society major who are also interested in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) at the graduate level may apply to the program. Learn more


Graduate Degrees

Aquatic Environmental Science (M.S. & P.M.S.)

The Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science offers an Aquatic Environmental Science (AQES) degree with several tracks leading to an M.S. or P.M.S. degree. The thesis M.S. program is designed to receive undergraduate science majors. A non-thesis track is designed to serve working professionals. A Professional Science Master’s degree is also available for students looking for an MBA-like program. Learn more

Online Social and Sustainable Enterprises (M.S.)

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship offers a Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship with a major in Social and Sustainable Enterprises. The MSE Social and Sustainable Enterprises program prepares students to help companies meet the demands of today without jeopardizing future generations. Throughout the online program, students are taught by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leaders and industry professionals t o create, manage, and lead social and sustainable enterprises. Learn more.

Sustainable Energy (M.S.)

The FSU-FAMU College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering program offers an M.S. in Sustainable Energy with courses highlighting energy developed through sustainable methodology. Courses include Energy Conversion Systems for Sustainability, Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Utilization, and more. Learn more

Urban and Regional Planning (M.S.)

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy offers an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Environmental Planning. The specialization deals with the protection and stewardship of air, water, land and other natural resources. It offers an overview of key environmental issues, and provides the theoretical, methodological, and legal background necessary for the planner to have an effective role in dealing with these issues. Learn more


Law Degrees

Environmental Law and Policy (LL.M.)

The FSU College of Law offers an LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy. The LL.M. gives J.D. holders the opportunity to concentrate in or enhance their knowledge of environmental law, energy law, and land use law and is ranked as 10th strongest in the nation. Learn more.

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