Academic Programs

Developing the leaders of a more sustainable future.

 

 

 

 

 

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Falk School of Sustainability & Environment Academic Programs

Professionals grow from authentic experiences. In the Falk School, undergraduate and graduate-level programs are built around practical applications. Letting students use what they know ignites impactful projects with real results, and helps them discover talents, develop understanding, and further fuel their passions for change. Upon the completion of their programs, students have the knowledge, ability, and portfolios of work to show that they're not only sustainability professionals, but also leaders.

 

Where Our Students Work


BACHELORS DEGREES

 
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Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

The Falk School has responded to challenging ecological and economic times with an innovative program: the Bachelor of Sustainability. As a graduate, you can do more than tell employers what you're capable of doing; you'll be able to show them what you've done with a rich portfolio of real projects.

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Bachelor of Arts in Food Studies (BAFS)

The Falk School has responded to challenging ecological and economic times with an innovative program: the Bachelor of Sustainability. As a graduate, you can do more than tell employers what you're capable of doing; you'll be able to show them what you've done with a rich portfolio of real projects.

 
 

MASTERS DEGREES

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Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

The MSUS program within the Falk School prepares students with interdisciplinary thinking to act upon important local to large-scale global issues, and be the agents of change that corporations, governments, and other organizations are looking for to lead, design and collaborate on sustainability initiatives.

 
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Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS)

The M.A. in Food Studies emphasizes a holistic approach to food systems, from agriculture and food production to cuisines and consumption, providing practical experience from field to table. 

 

GRADUATE DUAL DEGREES

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MSUS + MBA

The Master of Sustainability program, in partnership with Chatham's Master of Business Administration program, has developed a dual degree program that positions graduates for sustainability management and leadership in sustainable business sectors.

 
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MAFS + MBA

The Food Studies - MBA program provide breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping all students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills.


 

Student + Faculty Stories

 
The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment uses Chatham's Eden Hall Campus to employ classroom learning for research, experience, and education. Master of Sustainbility + MBA students in the Falk School measure and monitor stream conditions to better understand the ways water quality changes, and how that can change everything around us.
Bachelor of Sustainability students in Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment use Eden Hall Campus to conduct research on the ecologic impact that invasive, non-native species like Japanese Barberry is having on our woodlands.

The Master of Arts in Food Studies in the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University showcases our entire food system, helping students fully understand how, where, and why we get our food and who it impacts.

2013 Chatham Alumnae Lia Vaccaro and Rachael Bane are the co-founders of MIX Salad Concept, Inc., a nutritious corporate meal delivery service based in Pittsburgh. They've been working with local farms, including Chatham's Eden Hall farm, to bring fresh, delicious food to companies in the Pittsburgh area.