Academics & Research

The intentional depth and breadth of study at Allegheny College ensures our students are prepared to think critically and creatively from multiple perspectives, a strength that is essential in sustainability work. We also incorporate environmental principles and ethics into disciplines as diverse as art, geology, writing, political science, economics, history, philosophy, modern languages, and communication arts. Students may focus on sustainability through established majors and minors or by self-designing a concentration of study.

Student-Faculty Research to Leverage Sustainable Change

Students are invaluable partners in the dialogue, research, and activism necessary to create transformative, sustainable change. Through class and independent research, students have designed rain gardens, green walls, and native landscaping. They have installed solar arrays and production gardens. Students have provided valuable research resulting in the adoption of technologies and practices such as geothermal heating and cooling and LEED® certification.