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APU places you at a sustainability forefront

Alaska is a geostrategic crossroads for real-world challenges like food security, climate change, environmental ethics and sustainable wild fisheries. Expect to work closely with your academic adviser to identify your goals and personalize your SUS degree. Graduate with career-ready, problem-solving skills.

Sustainability Studies can be an efficient path for transfer students seeking to apply credits in a degree that emphasizes customized, project- based learning.

SUS graduates are pursuing careers in management, research and community outreach at:

  • Alaska Native-owned corporations
  • legislative offices
  • national parks

Alaska is your classroom

Incorporate Alaska into your academic field work. Pursue skills-enhancing courses in ecological economics and geographical information systems. Then expand your professional network with internships and senior projects for hands-on learning, preparing you for advanced degrees and careers with agencies, business, and education groups, among others.

Required Courses

Focused Electives

  • Intro to Sustainability
  • Ways of Knowing
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • U.S. Environmental History
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Field Study Course
  • Green Global History
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Environmental Justice
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Intro to Global Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Alaska Natural History
  • Snow Science
  • Outdoor Education
  • Spiritual Environments
  • Business of Recreation
  • Alaska Native History and Culture


Application Date Requirements

1 month prior to the start of block or session class