September 25, 2023
School of Arts and Sciences Global Sustainability and Justice Studies program introduced
The new Global Sustainability and Justice program at The College of St. Scholastica offers students an interdisciplinary approach to engaging with generation-shaping challenges. Four concentrations — environmental studies, sustainable management, peace, advocacy and justice, and global public health — provide fitting pathways for various careers and fields and include a solid foundation in the language and cultural fluency skills necessary to work within diverse communities and navigate complex global issues successfully.
“We know this generation of students cares deeply about sustainability and justice issues; where better to dive deeper into these questions than Duluth, on the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake and at a small college with an emphasis on a values-based education?” said Dr. Tim Lorek, director of the Global Sustainability and Justice program and the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice. “With the formation of the new School of Arts and Sciences, we have a unique opportunity to provide a truly interdisciplinary program that includes courses in history and politics, language and culture and sciences like chemistry and biology. The school merger, connection to a vibrant environment-focused community, and many nonprofits and organizations to intern with here in Duluth create excellent conditions for students to have an immersive experience.”
The concentrations make it easier for students to combine areas of interest while preparing for compelling careers. For example, while a student in the environmental studies concentration may gravitate toward a career focused on climate change, water issues or environmental justice, a student in the global public health track may wish to pursue a nursing career. Each concentration also pairs well with a complementary double major or minor for students pursuing a professional field such as nursing or education.
Visit the Global Sustainability and Justice Studies program page for more information.