Sustainability Science (BA)

Bentley University


The practice of sustainability is not good just for the environment — it’s also an important part of business. Whether it’s through recycling, alternative energy, environmentally friendly material science or other initiatives, organizations and governments are all working hard to become more green in their business operations.

The Sustainability Science major gives students a foundation in the science of sustainability combined with an understanding of business principles and practices at organizations that are looking to incorporate this important business function into their operations. The curriculum ensures that students will understand not only earth’s environmental systems, but also how they relate to business and societal activity — an approach that stands out among primarily science-based programs. The major is excellent preparation for students interested in a career path that requires them to consider environmental, economic and societal sustainability in corporate decision-making.

Through this major, students gain real-world skills through required field experience in environmental science, as well as a capstone project or internship. The Sustainability Science major also requires that students complete either a Business Studies Major or Minor.


  • Institution Name: Bentley University
  • Department: Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Address: 175 Forest Street, Framingham, MA 02452
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  • Name: David Szymanski, Phd
  • Title: Chair and Associate Professor of Geology Department of Natural & Applied Sciences
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  • Phone: 781-891-2901