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Chatham Partners with Allegany College of Maryland on 2+2 Bachelor of Sustainability

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) have entered into a partnership that enables ACM students to complete a bachelor’s degree in sustainability through Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.

Housed at Chatham’s 338-acre Eden Hall Campus, the Falk School is the world’s first academic community built expressly for the study of sustainable living, learning and development.

Thanks to the “two-plus-two” agreement between the two institutions, ACM students who graduate with an associate degree in biology can transfer seamlessly into Chatham’s bachelor’s program in sustainability.

The curriculum allows students to specialize in undergraduate concentrations in sustainable design, community development, sustainable agriculture or ecological wellbeing.


Pictured, from left to right, are: Tom Striplin, ACM interim dean of arts and sciences; Amy Becher, Chatham vice president for enrollment management; Dr. Peter Walker, dean of the Falk School; John Jastrzembski, chair, ACM Science and Forestry Division; Stacie Rafter, ACM associate professor of biology; and Dr. Kurt Hoffman, ACM senior vice president for instructional and student affairs. More information can be found at and