Engaging Students in the World of Sustainability
Pitt is working towards all students gaining a fundamental understanding of sustainability. Through various courses, certificates, minors, majors, internships, and community activities, there are many academic opportunities to engage with and consider sustainability.
Pitt schools and departments offer a wide variety of courses with sustainability content, as well as sustainability-focused undergraduate and graduate programs and fellowships.
- Business, Leadership & Ethics
- Engineering for Humanity
- Global Studies, Health & Wellbeing
- Global Studies, Ecology & Sustainability
MAJORS & MINORS
- Architectural Studies (BA, Preservation Track or Preservation Minor)
- Architecture (BS)
- Environmental Science(BS)
- Environmental Studies (BA)
- Environmental Engineering
- Literature (Concentration in Environment, Science, and Culture)
- Sociology (Thematic Clusters in Social Movements / Inequality; The Helping Professions; or Health, Environment, & Technology)
Urban Studies (with Concentrations for Community Organization or Urban Policy)
- Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
- Undergraduate Summer Research Program with the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI)
Offerings vary from term to term, but Pitt offers a wide array of sustainability-related courses.
Undergraduate Academic Toolkit
Students, learn how to apply your sustainability interests to your academic, service, advocacy, and professional pursuits!
Pitt fosters a community of passionate researchers working on solving the Earth’s sustainability concerns that are always looking for the next collaborator. Or if you’re starting from scratch, learn about Pitt’s funding and grant opportunities to fund your idea.
Faculty Grant Opportuntiies Needed:
MCSI Research Seed Grants(Open in September 2019)| >
Established in 2003, Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) promotes the incorporation of sustainability concepts and practices throughout the University of Pittsburgh . MCSI’s mission is to create and nurture innovations that benefit the environment, positively impact the University and community-at-large, and improve quality of life. Through the integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research and social engagement, MCSI engages students, faculty and staff as well as everyday citizens to explore and experience sustainability in practice and performance.
Since its creation, MCSI has endeavored to create an integrated community of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who focus their intellectual talents on rendering society more sustainable.