Chatham University

About the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

Chatham University announced the creation of the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment (originally the School of Sustainability and the Environment) in June 2009 to further expand the potential of the Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township, Pa. and honor the legacy of alumna and environmentalist Rachel Carson. The Falk School provides innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability.

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment will have at its core a focus on research and problem–solving. The University will draw upon its diverse undergraduate and graduate faculty as well as its outreach centers – the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, the Rachel Carson Institute, and the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT) – to develop academic and co–curricular programming.

The Falk School, along with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Arts, Science & Business, interact to create interdisciplinary opportunities for the University’s nearly 2,200 current students to earn certificates and degrees through the master’s level.

Watch these videos about the promise of sustainability through the Falk School's Bachelor of Sustainability, Master of Sustainability, Master of Arts in Food Studies, and dual-degree MSUS+MBA and MAFS+MBA programs.

Bachelor of Sustainability Undergraduate Research

M.A. in Food Studies Alumni Profile: Leland Scales

Falk School + Eden Hall: Water Science and Sustainability

Working for Food Access: M.A. in Food Studies