Curricular bridges allow students to prepare for the future in a sustainable world where ideas from many disciplines will be necessary to solve complex problems. As cities, industries, and businesses implement green strategy, there is an increasing need for professionals trained in sustainability. View a recorded presentation on internships and careers with program faculty and staff.
Graduates of this program are qualified to work for industry, business, government, and the nonprofit sector, an area expected to have a large increase in job openings in the coming years. A 2014 survey by McKinsey Global reports that the number of companies aligning sustainability with their mission has more than doubled since 2010, with 43 percent of all companies emphasizing the role of sustainability.
Your degree will help you build common career skills including:
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Computer skills
- Oral, written, and graphic communication
Common career titles in the field include:
- Sustainability coordinator
- Urban planner
- Sustainable design specialist
- Industrial designer
- Product designer
- Green business marketer
- Landscape architect
- Graphic designer
- Green buildings consultant
- Climate designer
Visit Careers in Sustainable Design for more information and resources.
Some careers may require further training or education beyond an undergraduate degree.
Accelerated Graduate Programs
- Master of Urban Planning in Urban Planning (BSSD/MUP 4 + 1)
- Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design, concentration in Design for Responsible Innovation (BSSD/MFA 4 + 2)