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Bristol Community College is at the forefront of sustainability efforts and educational offerings. 

From our Fall River campus' solar parking canopy and zero net John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, to our numerous Energy and Sustainability program courses, BCC is working to implement and pass on a legacy of sustainability. 

Sustainability Studies

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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

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.

Learn More

Admissions - 774.357.2947
Financial Aid - 1.774.357.2515

Program information

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

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Institute for Sustainability & Post-Carbon Edu
Sustainable Agriculture Program

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - New Bedford (2/6/2018)


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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Taunton (2/7/2018)


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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (2/9/2018)


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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:30:00 GMT

Campus Tour and Information Session - FR (2/12/2018)


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