Careers that keep the earth in balance
Our graduates have secured sustainability jobs at the following organizations: Recology,
Department of Ecology, Swedish Medical Center, Farmer Frog, Barn2Door, Artisan Electric,
Carlsbad Parks and Recreation, and more.
Cascadia's Sustainable Practices degree program will prepare you for a variety of
green careers that are in high demand throughout the Puget Sound area.
Our program is set up to accommodate students with busy lives, jobs, and families.
You'll only need to come to campus 2-3 times per week between the hours of 3:30-7:50
p.m. And you can choose between full-time and part-time tracks.
Endorsed by Industry
Dozens of organizations - including Puget Sound Energy, Waste Management, Washington
State Department of Ecology, King County Wastewater, City of Bellevue, O'Brien & Company,
and McKinstry - have invested time to help shape Cascadia's Sustainable Practices
degree to meet their actual employment needs.
Taught by exceptional faculty
The Bachelor in Applied Science in Sustainable Practices expands upon Cascadia's longstanding
commitment to sustainability as both a cultural value and an academic discipline.
Cascadia College is recognized as a leader in sustainability education and its instructors
are widely regarded as specialists in their respective fields.
On our green campus
Cascadia's campus and facilities deliver an abundance of opportunities for hands-on
learning. Students do real sustainability work as part of the program including internships,
capstone projects, and creating sustainability plans for local businesses.
Plus, students track energy generation and consumption with our monitoring software,
analyze our solar panel installations and other features in our LEED platinum building,
study ecosystems and practice conservation techniques in our 58-acre wetlands, do
statistical modeling in our computer labs, test water and soil samples in our science
labs, utilize our weather station, contribute to our campus recycling and vermicomposting
programs, and get their hands dirty in our gardening beds. In addition, Cascadia students
have full access to the University of Washington library system, one of the most comprehensive
library resources in the world.
- Intro to Sustainable Practices (SUPR 301)
- Management of Global Natural Resources (GEOG 440)
- Social Perspectives on Sustainable Practices (SUPR 325)
- Environmental Chem, Pollution & Waste Management (ENVS 370)
- Earth Systems & Global Climate Change (GEOL 360)
- Biodiversity (BIOL 320)
- Sustainable Management (BUS 480)
- State Government & Public Policy (POLS 306)
- Statistics and Analytical Processes for Sustainability (SUPR 310)
- Research Design & Methods in Sustainable Practices (SUPR 410)
- Economics of Natural Resources (ECON 460)
- Environmental Ethics and Sustainability (PHIL 243)
- Careers in Sustainable Practices (SUPR 290)
- Environmental Politics & Public Policy Analysis (POLS 445)
- Work-Based Learning (SUPR 397/497)
The BAS in Sustainable Practices is offered as a full-time or part-time 90-credit
degree program. These aren't just classroom courses. We'll get you out of the classroom and into the
community. In addition to ongoing water quality, pollinator, and climate change research
on campus, most classes include field trips throughout the region to locations such
as recycling stations, water treatment plants, and to Olympia to meet with legislators.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the Program!