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Sustainability Studies – Associate of Applied Science

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The Associate in Applied Science degree in Sustainability Studies is designed for learners with an interest in addressing environmental concerns and promoting environmental management practices in their lives, communities and careers. Learners will investigate the social, political, scientific and historical aspects of environmental issues. This program will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and analytical tools needed to work on solutions to environmental challenges and to think critically and creatively about sustainable strategies to protect the environment. Learner will have the chance to explore the broad career opportunities in this field.  

Learn more about this program.

How You Will Learn 

We have identified the best features of in-person and online learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Every class meets in person regularly in addition to the online sections of the course. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our new facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting-edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/ study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this an online program?

    No. We leverage in-person learning at our campus in New Gloucester, Maine, and supplement it with guided online instruction to create an innovative and flexible educational experience.

  • How and where will I study?

    All programs are delivered in person onsite in Freeport Hall on the Pineland Farms campus of Unity College70 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260.

  • How much does it cost?

    Our cost per credit is $250, we have no additional fees! Even at this price, most learners are eligible for Financial Aid (federal & state), which can reduce out-of-pocket costs significantly.

  • How do I find out if I’m eligible for Financial Aid?

    The process is simple, complete the FAFSA and make sure to include the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions at Unity College school code 006858. If you have questions about financial aid, paying for college, or the process, our career coaches are ready and eager to help.

  • When do classes start?

    There are 20 terms per year so there is always an opportunity to begin right around the corner.

  • What am I going to learn?

    Skills and competencies that have been identified as essential by subject matter experts in your field and will align with prospective employer needs.  

  • How do I apply?

    Applying is easy, free, and can be completed from almost any device, including a smartphone. Complete the online application. We also recommend all learners submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Contact the Technical Institute


Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

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