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School of Applied Sciences

Environmental Sustainability
Bachelor of Science

A cutting-edge program to prepare you to help change the world.

Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation in the sciences, social sciences, and economics used to study environmental and sustainability issues with an emphasis on fieldwork.

Preparation for the real world.

As a Mount Ida Environmental Sustainability student, you’ll gain a foundation in environmental and sustainability studies through on-site studies, fieldwork, and a full year of independent research or internships, all taught or guided by our industry-expert faculty. The program exposes students to environmental and sustainability challenges such as:

  • growing depletion of resources
  • climate change
  • problems posed by invasive species
  • loss of wildlife
  • loss of commercial fisheries,
  • exposure to toxic chemicals and
  • rapidly expanding population

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Environmental Sustainability degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 123 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 81 credits- Program Required Courses
  • 27 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 15 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • ES 101- Current Issues in Sustainability
  • ES 102- Climate Change - The Truths, Myths and Unknowns
  • ES 204- Science of Alternative Energy
  • ES 301- Environmental Issues
  • ES 310- Environment Science and the Globe

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Environmental Sustainability faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Therese Thompson

Associate Professor

Professor Thompson shares her love of science with Mount Ida students as a professor and as advisor to Mount Ida’s Students Towards Environmental Progress and Sustainability (STEPS). When not in the classroom, you might find her volunteering to clean a watershed or encouraging grade-schoolers as a judge at a science fair. Among her career highlights are having served on the Lamprey River Water Management Planning Advisory Committee and Southeast Watershed Alliance and teaching high school students how to identify ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Mount Ida’s Environmental Sustainability program prepares students to work as environmental professionals specializing in protecting the environment, managing resources, and solving environmental problems. Graduates pursue careers in:

  • Industry
  • Government
  • Environmental not-for-profit organizations
  • Sustainability Advocacy organizations
  • Management
  • Policy-making

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Our society has now reached a point where its greatest concerns involve science and technology. Not least among those concerns are global warming, water shortages, overpopulation, and robotics.
Thomas Easton

Adjunct Faculty

Environmental Sustainability in the School of Applied Sciences