University of Baltimore to Offer Degree in Sustainability

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The University of Baltimore continued to expand its’ undergrad studies after winning approval from their Board of Regents for two new degree programs in environmental and international studies.

Approved programs for the University of Baltimore are Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology.

Patricia Florestano, chairwomen of the system’s Educational Policy Committee and a former government professor at the university, said graduates would be suited for jobs in business and government at local, state, national and international levels.

Sixty-seven of the degree’s credits are devoted strictly to major courses and research, according to system documents, including human adaptive strategies, environmental ethics and field investigations of greater Baltimore urban ecosystems.

She said graduates would not be “environmental scientists per se” but they will be employable for the city, state, federal and private sectors involved in environmental compliance, hygiene, research and nonprofit opportunities like he Peace Corps and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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