The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University was founded in 2010 after the tremendous gift of the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus from the Eden Hall Foundation. One of the earliest schools of its kind in the country, the Falk School is a wellspring for leadership and education to overcome current and future sustainability challenges.
The development of the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment was inspired by the work of Chatham alumna Rachel Carson '29, whose knowledge about the environment and passion to preserve it are traits that drive the mission of the school. The academic programs in the Falk School are dedicated to producing professional sustainability leaders, and are currently admitting students at the bachelor's and master's levels with the:
- Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS);
- Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS);
- Master of Sustainability (MSUS);
- Dual-degree Master of Sustainability-Master of Business Administration (MSUS-MBA); and
- Dual-degree Master of Arts in Food Studies-Master of Business Administration (MAFS-MBA).
From these programs, our students graduate with track records of applying the principles of sustainability to real-world problems in a variety of areas to create positive results. All of our students, faculty, and staff engage in courses, projects, and careers that promote the professionalization of the fields and afford students experiences that evidence and translate to real-world progress.