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About the major

The Sustainability major is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate major focused on exploring diverse perspectives of sustainability. By integrating multiple perspectives, you will learn to build personal, social and professional skills that contribute to the development of a sustainable future. A major in Sustainability equips you with the ability to generate creative and adaptive solutions to complex socioecological sustainability problems.

A Sustainability major opens up a myriad of career opportunities in a range of fields, including: government; law; politics; consultancy; policy and planning; journalism; landscape; architechture; biology; reasearch; business.

Requirements for completion

The Sustainability major and minor requirements are listed in the Sustainability unit of study table.

Contact and further information

School of Geosciences
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Learning outcomes

No. Learning outcome
1 Acquire knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, reimagine and contribute to solving complex socioecological problems
2 Critically analyse, integrate and apply diverse ethical, theoretical, philosophical and disciplinary perspectives of sustainability
3 Develop multicultural competence and gain appreciation of Indigenous approaches to sustainability such as Caring for Country
4 Attain and enact collaboration, engagement, advocacy and leadership skills for building community and implementing social change
5 Reflect on, appraise and develop personal and professional competencies to enable lifelong sustainability learning
6 Develop the written and verbal skills to communicate effectively regarding complex sustainability issues
7 Source, evaluate, implement and mobilise diverse approaches to sustainability research and action, including within organisations and the community