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Explore opportunities for undergraduate research in the sustainability and environment program.
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Discover how your surroundings affect you and what you can do to create a more sustainable world.
Preparing students to create a more sustainable world.
Our sustainability program addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We emphasize experiential learning where we find solutions to real-world environmental, social and economic problems.
The program provides training in how to understand and address complex, interdisciplinary problems and work with people from a variety of backgrounds. Our faculty members actively conduct research on a range of environmental, social and economic issues.
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News in Brief
Department of Sustainability & Environment students, faculty and grads find innovative ways to mitigate global issues.
Vermillion, S.D. – Mark Sweeney, associate professor of sustainability and environment, discusses the effect of accumulating sediment on the Missouri River during the latest episode of Credit Hour, the University of South Dakota’s official podcast.