Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Science

Sustainability science considers the balance of environmental, societal, and economic concerns while meeting the needs of a growing global population in the context of limited earth resources.  Sustainability Science majors complete coursework in natural resource policy, environmental economics, environmental chemistry, green biology, with the ability to concentrate in different fields for a customized educational experience.  In a growing "green economy," the Sustainability Science major positions students explore career opportunities in consulting, regional development, legal, finances, and other business related fields as well as preparing students for graduate programs in environmental studies, law, business administration, among others.  more information

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

The Health Studies major is an innovative program that integrates the Natural and Applied Sciences health and psychology curricula with our core programs in business.  With this degree, you will have a strong foundation in the laboratory sciences, as well as the flexibility to tailor your studies to a specific area of interest, such as policy, psychology, biotechnology, and global or environmental health. more information

Additionally, the department plays a major role in two liberal studies major concentrations in earth, environment, and global sustainability and in health and industry.  It also offers five minors that can complement any major program or career interest and make students more competitive for jobs in technology-based companies or innovation services.  Each minor is a custom-designed program of four courses.

LSM Concentrations

LSM Concentration in Earth, Environment and Global Sustainability

Our earth’s environmental issues and the sustainability of its resources will provide humanity with one of its biggest challenges for the foreseeable future. Scientific and technological solutions to environmental problems will be dependent on economic, political, and social constructs that will require global cooperation. This concentration of eight courses provides students with a background in Earth or environmental systems together with global perspectives on the challenges of sustainable development. more information 

LSM Concentration in Health and Industry

This concentration allows students to explore the broad implications of health from a core course in human biology through its multifaceted applications to individuals, industry, and society. This program exposes students to both scientific and humanistic aspects of human biology, psychology, health and disease that have applications in personal development, health, and wellness. Students also have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary skills that can advance careers that touch on aspects of healthcare such as leading biopharmaceutical development, marketing healthcare products or services, administering health plans or benefits, managing healthcare providers, and institutions, financing companies in the healthcare or biopharmaceutical sectors, and contributing the increasing complex issues of public health and the economic implications of an aging population. more information

Minors 

Minor in Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability

The minor in earth, environment, and global sustainability (EEGS) comprises four courses beyond the NS four-credit and MA/NS elective courses. Our earth’s environmental issues and the sustainability of its resources will provide humanity with one of its biggest challenges for the foreseeable future. Scientific and technological solutions to environmental problems will be dependent on economic, political, and social constructs that will require global cooperation. The EEGS minor provides students with a background and global perspective for understanding some of the environmental challenges facing societies. Faculty Advisers: Professors Bouldin, Davis, Fishman, Oches, Szymanski, Kiszewski. more information

Minor in Health and Industry

The minor in health and industry comprises four courses related to health and its applications to individuals, society, or industry taken in addition to the core General Education requirements. This minor may help students acquire a deeper understanding of their personal health, the biological basis of health and disease, and the psychological contribution to physical well-being. This minor may also enhance the prospects for careers in the health industry or as business service providers in the health industry. Faculty Advisers: Professors Arenella, Bouldin, Hall, Kiszewski, Ledley, Meldrum. more information

Minor in Natural and Applied Sciences

The minor in natural and applied sciences comprises four courses related to the sciences. This minor is intended to encourage students to explore the sciences beyond the required NS and NS/MA electives.  Given the broad spectrum of the science courses available at Bentley, students must work with a department advisor to develop a curriculum that is balanced in breath and depth. Faculty Advisers: Professors Aghassi, Arenella, Davis, Evans, Eyster-Smith, Fishman, Hall, Kiszewski, Ledley, Nurick, Meldrum, Nichols, Oches, Sousa, Szymanski, Wohlers. more information

Minor in Psychology

The minor in psychology helps students acquire a deeper understanding of the relationship between mind and body, the psychological underpinnings of development, psychological health, and applications in personal and professional life.  This minor provides students an opportunity to engage in the study of both classical and contemporary psychology. The program comprises four courses in psychology in addition to courses taken in fulfillment of the general education requirement. Faculty Advisers: Professors Evans, Hall, Meldrum, Nurick. more information

Learning Goals and Objectives

Learn more about the learning goals and objectives for the Sustainability Science major. 

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