dcsimg
You are here:

University of Oregon Considers Degrees in Sustainable Practices

The value of an environmental degree only seems to be increasing as time goes by, and more and more schools are rushing to get in on the trend. The state of Oregon is already well-known for its forest-friendly eco-conscious hot spots, and now it looks like the University of Oregon is coming on board: according to school newspaper The Daily Emerald, the demand for degrees and certificates in renewable energy is immense, and the school may soon be filling the request.

As sustainability efforts grow in nearly every business sector, energy conscious college graduates are expected to be in high demand. Lane Community College has joined the ranks of colleges meeting the demand with its two-year energy management degree that teaches students to perform energy audits.

While a number of classes at the University incorporate alternative and renewable energy in their curriculum, environmental studies undergraduate adviser Katie Lynch said there is no actual degree or certificate for students who focus on this area of study.

"Our majors in both environmental studies and environmental sciences have quite a bit of freedom to select courses that fit their interests and we do offer quite a few courses that discuss the theme of alternative energy," Lynch wrote in an e-mail.

However, University business professor Mike Russo hopes to put the University on the map with an official academic energy distinction for students to earn.

In addition to the prospect of an actual renewable energy degree, professors at University of Oregon also hope to integrate an emphasis on sustainable and green practices into many other relevant degrees ranging from political science to architecture.

For more information on University of Oregon and other environmental schools, check out the options at Get Degrees!

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • University of Maryland at College Park

    Study online with University of Maryland at College Park.

    Programs

    • MBA - Information Systems & Business Analytics
    • MBA - General
    • MBA - Marketing
    • More...
    Location:
    College Park: , College Park MD 20742
    University of Maryland at College Park Request Info »
  • University of Southern California - DSW

    The University of Southern California Doctor of Social Work (DSW) online program is designed for experienced practitioners to harness innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

    Unlike a PhD in social work, which prepares scholars for careers in research and the professoriate, the DSW@USC is an online advanced practice degree program for working professionals who want to have a greater impact in their practice.

    Programs

    • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
    Location:
    Los Angeles: 669 W 34th St, Los Angeles CA 90089
    University of Southern California - DSW Request Info »
  • Anna Maria College

    Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

    Programs

    • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science
    • Master of Public Administration - Fire and Emergency Services
    • Master of Public Administration - Homeland Security
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Anna Maria College Request Info »
  • George Mason University

    Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Programs

    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Master of Business Administration: Business Analytics Specialization
    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • More...

    Location: Online

    George Mason  University Request Info »
  • Pepperdine University - Marriage and Family Therapy

    Pepperdine University offers its esteemed marriage and family therapy (MFT) master’s program online so students across the country can earn a Pepperdine graduate education without attending classes on campus. 

     

    Programs

    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
    Location:
    Malibu: , Malibu CA 90263
    Pepperdine University - Marriage and Family Therapy Request Info »
  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

    Programs

    • DHS - Advanced Program Evaluation & Data Analytics
    • MSN - RN-to-MSN Care Coordination (CCNE-accredited)
    • BS - Human Resource Management (ACBSP-accredited)
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Capella University Request Info »
  • Platt College

    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

    Programs

    • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Veterinary Technology - Associates

    Location: Online

    Platt College Request Info »
  • Seton Hall University

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.

    Programs

    • Master of Business Administration – Finance
    • Master of Science Professional Accounting
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Seton Hall University Request Info »
  • Liberty University

    100% Online & No Standardized Testing

    Programs

    • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
    • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
    • M.Div: Homiletics
    • More...
    Location:
    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd,, Lynchburg VA 24515
    Liberty University Request Info »
  • Washington State University

    Get your career started with training from Washington State University.

    Programs

    • Executive MBA
    • MBA
    Location:
    Pullman: , Pullman WA
    Washington State University Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.