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EIU Master of Science in Sustainability

Social Practices and Community Engagement Option

Managing business and community impacts of sustainability involves balancing the protection of the environment, implementing responsible social practices, and generating profits. With multiple online courses available, this program offers the flexibility to pursue a Master’s degree around your busy schedule.

After graduation

Examples of positions for graduates include:

  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Director
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Planning Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Sustainability Analyst
  • Community Development Outreach Coordinator
  • Manager of Strategic Community Development
  • Sustainability Communications Manager
  • Sustainability Strategist

REQUIRED COURSEWORK: 18 credits

  • *CERE 5100 - Introduction to Sustainability
  • *GEO 5200 - Human Impact and the Environment
  • CMN/ENG 5260 - Science and Technical Communication
  • PLS 4763 - Environmental Politics and Policy
  • *PLS 4793 - Civic and Non-Profit Leadership or *TEC 5103 Leadership in Technology (online and F2F)
  • *TEC 5143 - Research in Technology (online and F2F) or *PLS 5054 - Applied Research Methods in Public Policy or CMN 5040 - Communication Research Methods

Social Practices and Community Engagement Electives (15 credits) - Select 5:

  • *FMD 4772 - Sustainability and Social Change
  • CMN 4820 - Political Communication
  • GEO 4850 - Environmental Geology
  • PLS 4873 - Budgeting in Governments and Nonprofits
  • PLS 5153 - State Government and Policy
  • GEO 5810 - Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences
  • *ECN 5410 - Introduction to the Economics of Sustainability
  • CERE 5983 - Practicum
  • *CERE 5953 - Sustainability Research (online and F2F)

*Courses are offered online

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS: 33 HRS

* Printable one-sheet (pdf)

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Contact Information

Dr. Nichole Hugo
Assistant Professor &
Graduate Coordinator of Sustainability

600 Lincoln Ave,
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-8595
nhugo@eiu.edu


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