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Institute for Sustainability and Post-Carbon Edu

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720



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Offered as an associate degree in liberal arts or certificate at Bristol Community College, Sustainability Studies offers a dynamic entry into the societal challenges and opportunities offered by climate change, resource consumption, and energy use. A Social Science-based sustainability education prepares you for the ecological realities facing humankind and enables you to apply sustainability knowledge at work, home, and in the community. 

Your Sustainability Studies education can be put to work in:

  • Environmental Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Business Consulting
  • Human Relations
  • Ecological Education

You also may be eligible to transfer to programs at other colleges and universities including:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture


Courses in the Sustainability Studies programs include unique topics such as:

  • Ecoliteracy, Education, and Society
  • Resilient Sustainability: Preparing for the Future
  • Science vs. Pseudo-Science
  • Sustainability from Different Perspectives
  • Sustainable Economics: The Rise of the New Economy
  • Sustainability, Human Rights, and Climate Justice
  • Click here for the Sustainable Agriculture degree program or certificate course catalogs

Personal Growth

Students in the program will be able to anticipate and identify sustainability threats and challenges within societal settings and address them with appropriate responses. The program also will prepare students to work effectively with agencies and communities to address sustainability challenges, as well as articulate sustainability responses through clear oral and writing practices.

Program information

Dr. Nancy Lee Wood
Sociologist and Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Post-Carbon Education
774.357.2043 |

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