Sustainability

This minor or specialization allows students to study a broad range of sub-fields. You'll learn how to approach the world's problems from many angles and find green solutions.

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Ready to change the world?

You'll address today's growing environmental concerns with innovative strategies — like improved conservation, sustainable development and the restoration of natural resources — and develop a comprehensive understanding of environmental functions.

Our campus culture is focused around green initiatives. Take our Management and Academic building for example. It earned Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. And it uses 34% less water and 38% less energy than similar buildings of the same size.

Our students put theory into practice through on-site research, off-site research and internships.

On-site research: Faculty members mentor students in our own laboratories. You'll work with faculty members whose research piques your interest.

Off-site research: Students also explore clinical, applied, or basic research at one of the many laboratories available in the Simmons neighborhood.

Internships: Supervised learning experiences provide opportunities for career exploration within a context of critical thinking. Boston is at the forefront of green innovation, and your internship will help you develop skills, build your resume, and establish contacts in the field. 

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

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Rich Gurney

  • Professor of Chemistry & Physics and Co-Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics
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Nancy Lee

  • Professor and Co-Chair of Chemistry & Physics