Sustainability & Service and Learning
Student volunteerism in sustainability projects on campus is important in getting the 'work' of sustainable operations done while offering students practical experience. Whether it's helping first-year students moving into the dorms recycle their cardboard, brainstorming educational campaigns on energy conservation, or conducting surveys to help us improve sustainability systems on campus, students can gain from using the campus as a classroom.
- Sustainability is a great framework to allow students to see problem solving in a holistic way, considering people, the planet, and prosperity.
- Service and learning in sustainability requires knowledge and ideas that cross the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines.
- Sustainability-related volunteering takes a step beyond sustainable habits into sustainable thinking.
Sustainability Curriculum Across Degree Programs
West Virginia University understands that higher education is challenged with preparing students for change as well as preparing them to implement that change. By providing students with an array of academic opportunities, WVU succeeds in enabling students to synthesize and understand the economic, environmental, and social forces of change in relation to sustainability. Through this understanding, students are able to apply their skills in combination with their knowledge to develop professionally and resolve real world problems. Listed below are some of WVU's degree programs with sustainable elements.
- Agricultural and Environmental Education (B.S.)
- Agroecology (B.S.)
- Biology: Environmental Biology Track (B.S. or B.A.)
- Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
- Environmental Geoscience (B.A.)
- Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (B.A.)
- Environmental Protection (B.S.)
- Forest Resources Management (B.S.)
- Geography: Natural Resources and Environment Track (B.A.)
- Soil Science (B.S.)
- Wildlife & Fisheries Resources (B.S.)
- Wood Science and Technology (B.S.)
- Agricultural and Resource Economics (M.S.)
- Energy Finance (M.S.)
- Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
- Forest Resource Science (Ph.D.)
- Forestry (M.S.)
- Natural Resource Economics (Ph.D.)
- Resource Management and Sustainable Development (Ph.D.)
Wildlife & Fisheries Resources (M.S.)