Sustainability Studies

Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program (ESSP)

Hampshire’s interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program (ESSP) includes environmental science; ecology; sustainable agriculture; conservation; technology and design; and sustainable communities, including urban studies. Faculty affiliated with this program teach courses and often sponsor community-based research and project work that involve organizations and populations inside and outside the college.

There is also a new Five College Sustainability certificate program that directs students to relevant courses at the four liberal arts colleges and university in various areas of concentration. A number of these courses (and the faculty teaching them) incorporate community-based learning experiences.