Sustainability offers a broad education in science, technology, policy, economics, and ethics, while also providing focused expertise and hands-on training in a career field.

Sustainability describes our efforts to redefine the way we do things like generate and use energy, manufacture products, grow and process food, build our communities, and manage our resources, with the aim of bringing the impacts of our actions in balance with the natural world. The goal is to ensure the health, fairness, and vibrance of the current generation, without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs and also lead healthy and happy lives. With this aim, the Sustainability program trains innovators, creative thinkers, resilient activists, and empowered professionals to lead the way.

Choose a degree in Sustainability and concentrate your studies in:


About the Program

Our aim is to empower students to help build a healthier, happier, just and verdant planet by finding better ways to do the things and avoid the long-term harm caused by our current course. We face a planet in crisis, an economy in peril, a society in need of healing; and we need problem solvers, with a capacity to see the big picture, and the training to make things happen, to help us chart a way forward. So, above all, we train innovators, systems thinkers, and problem solvers. With a broad training in science, technology, as well as policy, law and economics, our graduates are equipped to change the world. And with hands-on training and professional experience in their chosen field, they’re ready to hit the ground running after graduation.

Make Your Passion Your Career

While every student completes core courses in environmental policy, ecological economics, technology and ecology, every student also chooses a concentration, to allow them to develop expertise and gain professional training that employers value.


The study of Sustainability is focused on the sociopolitical, economic, ethical, and scientific efforts that help bring human existence into balance with the natural world. A degree in Sustainability helps prepare students to define a more just, verdant, healthy and environmentally-sound future.

Prospective freshman or transfer students can use the Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency tool below. In addition, the program degree map provides valuable degree information and is a guide to assist in planning academic coursework, but should not substitute academic advisement.

Degree Offerings

The Sustainability program has multiple possible concentrations of study; and every student is required to select a concentration.

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability with a Concentration in Policy & Economy

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainabilty with a Concentration in Sustainability Management

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability wtih a Concentration in Agroecology

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability wtih Concentration in Energy

Bachelor of Science in Sustainabilty with a Concentration in Policy



Degree Works Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency Tool

You can see the curriculum for your area of interest using  Degree Works. This service is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.

Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

Essential Learning Outcomes


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Learn more about the sustainability program ELO's. These essential learning outcomes guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century.

Demonstrate the capacity to understand and evaluate complex systems, identify limits and challenges, and creatively identify possible solutions.

  1. Clearly and Completely

    Discuss clearly and completely, in writing and verbally, the multifaceted challenges and complexities of achieving ecological sustainability at the global, national, and local level.

  2. Ethical Imperatives & Physical and Social Limits

    Discuss the ethical imperatives and the physical and social limits that drive the need to transition national and global political, economic, industrial, technological, and social practices to pursue improved social justice verdance, ecological balance and public health.

  3. Professional Knowledge and Applied Skills

    Demonstrate the professional knowledge and applied skills required of sustainability professionals in a chosen area of expertise (Public Policy, Energy and Design, or Agroecology).





Ron S. Hutchison

Ron S. Hutchison

Program Chair Associate Professor of Sustainability
609.652.4727 | USC2 - 309
Patrick Hossay

Patrick Hossay

Professor of Sustainability
609.652.4303 | F-240
Maritza Jauregui 

Maritza Jauregui 

Associate Professor of Sustainbility
609.652.4251 | C -147
Jeanine Cava

Jeanine Cava

Sustainability Adjunct Faculty
 Paul Gallagher

 Paul Gallagher

Sustainability Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Lisa

Joseph Lisa

Sustainability Adjunct Faculty



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S.A.V.E. Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment

S.A.V.E. is the oldest New Jersey student run environmental organization. It was organized in 1974 and promotes change in the environment for the benefit of Stockton and the wider community through education about environmental issues, utilization of the knowledge gained to educate others and environmental action. For more information you can contact one of our Environmental Studies Professor.



The Sustainability program answers a growing demand by employers for professionals with specialized training in sustainability. As industry and businesses develop a greater interest in their green profile, and as alternative energy and conservation gain prominence, the need for sustainability professionals has grown sharply. This program will help students serve that pressing need. Graduates in Sustainability work across the spectrum, in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, industry, business, public advocacy, education and many other fields. In addition to the concentration, a certificate in Energy Studies is offered.


Potential Careers

  • Climate change analyst
  • Public relations specialist
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Policy specialist
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Energy consultant
  • Wildlife veterinarian
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental specialist
  • Law
  • Farming and horticulture
  • Environmental health science
  • Environmental engineering
  • Wildlife Veterinarian
  • Ocean engineer
  • Sustainability strategist

The Student Career Center that is available to guide you through your career development journey - from CV writing, interview prep or general guidance.



Opportunities for Sustainability Majors / Minors for business connections, volunteer work and internships.