Fields of Study


Masters Programs

Masters of Science in Environmental Science (College of Liberal Arts and Science)

Villanova's Master of Science in Environmental Science emphasizes integrated thinking and learning at the nexus of science, policy, and human behavior. Graduates of this program will see beyond linear and fragmented approaches to solving environmental problems to understand the complex interactions between people and the environment. Website.

Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (College of Engineering)

Villanova’s Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (MSSE) is a multi-disciplinary degree, ideal for those who are interested in gaining further expertise and knowledge with regard to the full environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable engineering. Villanova’s MSSE program employs a whole-systems approach to problem-solving through a life-cycle lens. This program is available to the non-engineering degree holder. Website.

Bachelor Programs

Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies (College of Arts & Science, Geography & The Environment)

The B.A. in Environmental Studies program focuses on the interface between environmental science and relevant social sciences, including public policy, political science, law, economics, sociology, and planning. Founded on the principle that the social sciences – both as a body of knowledge and as the bases for structuring human societal norms and behaviors – must be applied to assess and to address the direct and indirect influences of human activities on the integrity of the Earth’s systems. Website.

Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science (College of Arts & Science, Geography & The Environment)

The B.S. in Environmental Science program provides the technical background necessary for understanding the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the environment. The program’s graduates will have an understanding of and appreciation for the processes and interactions that occur both within and between the atmosphere, the biosphere, the lithosphere, and the hydrosphere. Website.

Undergraduate Minors

Minor in Sustainability Studies (College of Arts & Science, Global Interdisciplinary Studies)

An interdisciplinary minor that examines ways to limit actions that adversely affect the environment, by improving utilization of natural resources, and options for social, economic, cultural development. The program will discuss the role of science, engineering, business, government and people in building a more sustainable world. Website.

Minor in Peace and Justice (College of Arts & Science, Center for Peace and Justice)

The Center for Peace & Justice Education offers both a minor and concentration in Peace & Justice Education. Their interdisciplinary curriculum is firmly rooted in Villanova’s Augustinian tradition of education in the service of world peace and social justice, with particular emphasis on the poor and marginalized in society. Website.

Continuing Educaton

Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP™) Credential

In partnership with the International Facility Management Association, (IFMA) the Sustainability Facility Professional (SEP) Credential focuses on not only complying with building rating systems but also improving the facility’s impact on the environment and people-not just at one point in time, but continually. The program qualifies participants to earn LEED continuing education hours. Website.


Villanova University, as a community of learned and learning scholars, respecting the sacredness of all creation, accepts its responsibility to the integrity of Earth and its biodiversity, to the heritage of future generations, and to the security of nations. By utilizing the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas, meaning love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.

For questions regarding campus sustainability email Liesel Schwarz