Credits required
32 or 45+ Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 32 or 45+ quarter credits are equal to 21.33 or 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Sustainability (Double Degree) – Online

Careers

Just about every aspect of today's business is impacted by sustainability related issues from protecting the environment to incorporating best practices within organizations to create socially responsible companies, including the adoption of sustainability strategies. Because of the expanding reach of sustainability across many industries and services, the career field for those who posses a degree in sustainability is vast.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

Careers that include sustainability include:

  • Carbon and greenhouse gas management
  • Sustainability operations for private companies, universities, and government entities
  • Sustainability marketing and market research
  • Sustainability and engineering manager
  • Sustainability/environmental performance assessment and monitoring
  • Sustainability specialist for waste, energy, or water management
  • Sustainability strategic planning
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Sustainable packaging design and management
  • Sustainability coordinator for school districts, hospitals, and for-profit organizations

For further information about job outlooks within this field, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “green” job data or view BLS' report on sustainability careers.

The Oregon State University Career Development Center is also a great resource for career information.

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