Prepare to make a positive difference in the environment and sustainability by understanding how science intersects with society, government and the decisions that people make each day.
This program is perfect for students interested in climate change and the environment. You will study biology, chemistry and physics and learn how to use them to explore the natural world. You'll also learn how people and societies work, helping you understand how to develop policies and programs that make the world more sustainable.
Live in an exclusive learning community on campus that is committed to sustainability and interaction.
Gain a solid understanding of the intersection of science and social aspects set in an environmental framework.
Beyond the Classroom
Conduct research alongside fellow students and professors. Field research is an essential part of our school's programs.
Learn from our large and diverse faculty with broad scientific expertise in a variety of specializations.
What You’ll Study
You will explore climate, water, weather, energy, health and sustainability together with courses in the natural sciences. Courses in social sciences, arts and humanities round out your holistic education. With a focus on hypothesis-driven research, you'll gain skills in communication, data analysis, problem solving and ethical considerations.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Identifying potential hazards and implementing measures to mitigate or prevent negative outcomes
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Sustainability Officer
- Park Ranger
Job Titles of Alumni
- Environmental Health Manager
- Environmental Specialist
- Environmental Manager
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $72,362
- Earth Sciences
- Social Work
Employers of Alumni
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
- Midlands Environmental Consultants