What does it take?
Pathways in Physical Science & Sustainability
Students interested in physical science and sustainability become experts who help minimize and manage waste and pollution, protecting the air, water, soil, and ourselves from harmful chemicals. They often coordinate these activities through a multidisciplinary focus, as they integrate the interconnected ideals of viable ecological integrity, viable economies, and equity and justice in their work.
AT A GLANCE / PHYSICAL SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY
Is this you?
I like the environment and would like to protect it.
I like contributing to my community through my work.
I like the satisfaction of completing projects.
I like to problem solve.
I like working with my hands.
I like to use my creativity to design and build things.
I am entrepreneurial.
I aspire to become self-reliant.
I find technology exciting.
I want to have a variety of tasks and locations in my work.
DEVELOPING RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
THE GPA DIFFERENCE
How will GPA support my pursuit for this pathway?
We use an interdisciplinary approach to understand and try to resolve environmental problems. Therefore, we help students develop knowledge and skills from disciplines spanning the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Our students are activated to create a more just and sustainable world.
COLLEGES & PROGRAMS
Where should I study?
GPA alumni earned acceptance Environmental Studies programs at Colorado College, Smith, Occidental, Lewis & Clark and the list goes on and on. Our students want to work in the field and gain invaluable experience. We point them to programs that will work for them.
Cornell University, home to the Design & Environmental Analysis program
Explore the possibilities
Check out the different pathways within this interest cluster, which include information regarding specific careers! If you are looking to see what a student does in one of these paths, keep scrolling!
Here's what GPA Alumni are doing to pursue this pathway in their postsecondary education. This provides a glimpse in what you could be doing as a result of pursuing one of these paths!