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Sustainability Science

Montclair State University sustainability programs lead the way in New Jersey in integrating natural and physical science with social science, economics, policy and project management to prepare sustainability professionals and managers to tackle society’s most complex and pressing environmental problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Foresters
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Soil And Plant Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Green Design Specialist
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Alternative Energy Specialist

Undergraduate Programs

BS in Sustainability Science

The Sustainability Science program is housed in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, but takes advantage of expertise across campus including the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Humanities and Social Science, School of Business, and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies.

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BS in Sustainability Science (Combined BS/MS)

With one additional year of study you can earn both your BS and MS degrees. Students take 12 credits of graduate-level coursework in the senior “ swing year,” which are applied to both the BS and MS degrees. These credits are billed at undergraduate tuition rate, a savings of over $250 per credit! The 5th year focuses on either a research-based thesis or an applied internship project.

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Graduate Programs

MS in Sustainability Science

The graduate program in Sustainability Science prepares students for careers in government, industry, non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations.

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MS in Sustainability Science (Combined BS/MS)

With one additional year of study you can earn both your BS and MS degrees. Students take 12 credits of graduate-level coursework in the senior “ swing year,” which are applied to both the BS and MS degrees. These credits are billed at undergraduate tuition rate, a savings of over $250 per credit! The 5th year focuses on either a research-based thesis or an applied internship project.

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MS in Sustainability Science, Sustainability Leadership Concentration

Designed for individuals in leadership roles, this program can be completed in traditional format or in an accelerated online and low residency format.

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Environmental Forensics Certificate Program

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for environmental professionals seeking to augment their laboratory analytical skills and environmental remediation knowledge.

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Geographic Information Science Certificate Program

The 10-13 credit certificate program prepares professionals to enter the field of GIS or become more proficient with these tools. Coursework reinforces digital mapping skills, spatial analysis, and applications of GIS and remote sensing to diverse fields such as environmental science and public health.

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Water Resource Management Certificate Program

This 13-credit certificate program is designed for environmental professionals interested in water resource management, sources of contamination and remediation of surface water and groundwater, and hydrologic modeling.

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