Careers that keep the earth in balance
Our graduates have secured sustainability jobs at the following organizations: Recology,
O'Brien360, Department of Ecology, Swedish Medical Center, Farmer Frog, Barn2Door,
Artisan Electric, Carlsbad Parks and Recreation, Green Kirkland Partnership, Friends
of North Creek Forest, Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, and many others!
Some graduates are pursuing graduate education, for Master's Degrees in Sustainability,
Third World Development Practice, and Environmental Education!
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 and beyond,
with an environmental studies and sustainability focused education!
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
And you can choose between full-time and part-time tracks to match your lifestyle.
Read our Foundation's report on a BASSP graduate: Atlas Turner!
Endorsed by Industry
Dozens of organizations - including Waste Management, Recology, Washington State Department
of Ecology, King County Wastewater, Puget Sound Energy, City of Bellevue, O'Brien360
(formerly O'Brien and Company), and McKinstry - have invested time to help shape Cascadia's
Sustainable Practices degrees 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 test stormwater in our wetland and science labs, analyze our power
use and energy control systems tied to the 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, utilize our
weather station, contribute to our campus recycling and vermicomposting programs,
and get their hands dirty in our Campus Farm.
Students have done research on campus use, built gardens and rain gardens on campus,
and gotten involved with building planning and energy management for our own activities!
In addition, Cascadia students have full access to the University of Washington library
system, one of the most comprehensive library resources in the world.
Visit the library archive website for photos of Cascadia's Campus
Visit Our Green Campus website to learn about our Green Campus!
The BAS in Sustainable Practices is offered as a full-time or part-time 90-credit
degree program. These aren't just lecture courses. We'll get you out of the classroom and into the
community and meeting industry and visiting sites. In addition to ongoing water quality,
pollinator, and climate change projects and research on campus, most classes include
site visits throughout the region to locations such as recycling sorting facilities,
water treatment plants, city restoration sites, and to Olympia to meet with legislators.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the Program!
Learn more about requirements on the admission requirements website!
If you don't feel that you meet the requirements, please contact our advisor, or see
our Associates in Environmental Technology and Sustainable practices program! This 2 year program leads directly into the Bachelor's in Sustainable Practices!
Core Curriculum (example)
Year 1 (Junior year)
- Intro to Sustainable Practices
- Environmental Chem, Pollution & Waste Management
- Earth Systems & Global Climate Change
- Social Perspectives on Sustainable Practices
- Economics of Natural Resources
- Statistics for Research in Sustainable Practices
- Work-Based Learning
Year 2 (Senior year)
- Management of Global Natural Resources
- Careers in Sustainable Practices
- State Government & Public Policy
- Environmental Politics & Public Policy Analysis
- Sustainable Business Practices
- Environmental Ethics and Sustainability
- Research Design & Methods in Sustainable Practices
- Sustainable Practices Capstone