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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Stockton College Announces New Degree Program in Sustainability

Galloway Township, NJ- Following nearly two years of development, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has announced the start of a new undergraduate degree program in Sustainability.

One of only a handful of such programs in the nation, the new Sustainability degree is in keeping with Stockton’s long-standing commitment to environmental education. It offers new opportunities to students, and complement s Stockton’s nationally-recognized programs in Environmental Science and Marine Science.

“We are pleased to be offering the new Sustainability degree program,” Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp said. “With a focused curriculum that integrates the natural sciences, economics, policy, ethics, and a great many other areas, students will be able to pursue either a BS or a BA degree. In addition, they may undertake focused study on topics such as alternative energy, pollution, conservation, public policy and law, sustainability management in business.”

According to Stockton Provost and Executive Vice President Harvey Kesselman, professors from across the college have come together to develop an innovative curriculum that places Stockton among a small group of American colleges and universities with such a degree. “Faculty members from every School in the college, from Arts and Humanities, to Business, to Public Health, and Social Sciences have helped shape this new program and will teach courses in the degree,” he said. “It took an innovative approach to design such an innovative degree program.”

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