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Environmental & Sustainability Studies

WPI’s project-enriched Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS) program provides a world- class technological education as well as an outstanding, hands-on, liberal arts education in key aspects of human dimensions of environmental change. Made of an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, you will gain breadth and depth of knowledge across core disciplines such as biology, chemistry, philosophy, history, and environmental law and policy. Working alongside faculty who are equally passionate about the environment, you’ll gain practical experience by engaging in cutting-edge research in areas such as sustainability studies, environmental justice, environmental sciences, and environmental politics.

Sample Companies who have hired WPI Environmental & Sustainability Studies Graduates

Black & Veatch
Yale University
Town of Brookhaven
Sample Major Qualifying Projects: 
An Analysis of Urban Sustainability in Melbourne, Australia
Rapscallion Brewery: Canning System Cost Analysis
A Holistic Approach to Affordable Housing
Designing a Sustainable, Long-Term Revenue Model for Turn Back Time

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.

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