Chatham University

Sustainability (BA/BS) Learning Outcomes

  • Students are able to develop and explain a personal sustainability mission statement.
  • Students are able to demonstrate and model the socio-ecological determinants of complex systems.
  • Students are able to explain a holistic and integrated perspective on socio-ecological systems.
  • Students develop ethical transformative leadership practices, including creative solutions and strategies, in multiple contexts and at multiple scales.
  • Students can explain production and consumption of major material and energy resources, in multiple contexts and at multiple scales.
  • Students can explain the history and current usage(s) of the term “sustainability”, and demonstrate how it can be assessed in public, private, and not-for-profit contexts.
  • Students apply best practices for global, national, regional, interpersonal, and personal decision making, including accessing appropriate sources and types of knowledge, and strategically managing uncertainty.
  • Students explain the relationship between environmental and human wellbeing, and explain how they change over time.