Environment, Economy, Development, Sustainability

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. This cutting-edge major provides students with the opportunity to manage change, think holistically, and assess sustainable development in a variety of settings. EEDS will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to launch a career in sustainability in the private, public, or non-profit sectors.

Students may choose 1 of the following 4 specializations in which to focus:

Considering how to comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
Considering how to comply with local, state, and federal regulations.

Sustainability and Business- This specialization addresses why and how businesses and organizations are incorporating sustainability into their practices, both on the strategic and operational levels.

Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis– Students in this specialization will gain the knowledge and skills needed to determine and express the monetary value of ecosystem services in our market-based policies, environmental regulations, and international agreements.

Learning how raised beds lead to more successful urban vegetable production

Community Development- This specialization provides a detailed understanding of community planning, local economies, and social change. Students will learn how to best implement positive social, economic, and environmental change within a community.

International Development- This specialization describes practices of sustainable development on the international level. Coursework focuses on reducing global poverty by promoting sustainable livelihoods worldwide.

View EEDS major requirements here.

During the summer of 2015 several Ohio State students interned with the city of Columbus in the Environmental Steward’s Office, a division of the Mayor’s Office, to help the city improve sustainability in Ohio’s capital. Read more about it HERE.

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