This innovative degree program, one of the first of its kind in the nation, challenges students to imagine what a truly sustainable future might look like and supplies them with academic training and practical experience to begin realizing that vision. ESS is a joint program offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and involves students directly in cultivating collaborative efforts to develop solutions to complex 21st century challenges. As a student, you will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the three pillars of environmental and sustainability studies: planet, people, and prosperity.
The Human Rights and Global Justice Initiative, housed by the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE), part of the continuous campus-wide effort to position Mason as a leader in inclusion and justice, will be hosting “Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: A Cross-cultural Conversation." Experts from Australia, Brazil, and the U.S., including Chief Frank Adams of the Upper Mattaponi Nation of Virginia, have been invited to share their experience and expertise.Details »