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    Burakkimon is offline Registered User
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    Hello, I just joined in hopes you all can help! Please read!

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    I am a college sophomore who is attending the University of Central Oklahoma. I'm currently trying to pick the best major available to me to help me be qualified as a Sustainability Consultant. If you do not know what kind of career this you can watch this video Katharine Robinson - Sustainability Consultant - YouTube

    My question is: would a major in communications with a minor in biology be a good choice in pursuit of such a career? Or do you think I should get a major/minor in something different? Should i even get a minor? Why or why not do you think this? Please any resources or advice you have will be GREATLY appreciated! The more detail the better. I hope you can help me see my path more clearly

    M. D.

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    Ian Anderson is offline Registered User
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    My step-son is very involved in one area of sustainability - he has a BS degree in Business and Economics .

    My advice is get a staple degree such as business, engineering (civil or chemical engineering ), agriculture, or similar. It would do no harm to collect a few elective courses in sustainability.

    That way if you don;t find a job in sustainability then you will fit in elsewhere.

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    Burakkimon is offline Registered User
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    Thanks Ian A.
    That is good to hear and similar to my own train of thought. Good luck to your step-son

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    I believe Goddard College Goddard College | The first and still the best low-residency college with campuses in Vermont and Washington state. in Vermont offers an MBA in Sustainability.
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    I do not think a new college is going to be an option for me, at least not one outside of the Oklahoma state. Any other advice on majors would still be helpful!

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    I'm thinking of going with an Economics Degree while taking science classes if possible as electives...any thoughts?

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    If I'm wrong about this I'll trust that people will tell me so but I don't think that your Bachelors degree is going to make you a sustainability consultant. Build a good undergrad foundation (Economics could be a very good choice) but you'll likely need a grad degree to propell you into the consultancy field. There's lots of people with BA degrees driving cabs and working in department stores. Focus on earning a solid BA and then choose a grad program in the sustainability field (there are lots of subdisciplines).
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    Ok thanks Kizmet I was wanting to go onto graduate school anyways. I will keep thinking carefully on this subject.

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