Specialization in Urban Sustainability

 The Specialization

  • The Urban Sustainability Specialization addresses the crucial contemporary need to “green” our cities and to develop satisfying and sustainable urban lifestyles.
  • Coursework includes a basic grounding in urban planning and course options in the physical and sociological dimensions of sustainable communities. 
  • The environmentally progressive city of Seattle and its surrounding communities provide living laboratories for the study of urban sustainability, offering opportunities for field exercises, experiential learning and internships.


The Seattle University Catalog is your source for information regarding the current curriculum for the Urban Sustainability Specialization.

Current Two Year Course Schedule

Alumni Careers

Recent EVST graduates with a specialty in Urban Sustainability have found careers with these organizations:

Other helpful links about career opportunities can be found on the Career Resources page. 


Jaybee Ragudo '13

A headshot of an alumni

Environmental Studies major, specialization in Urban Sustainability

Jaybee is an Associate at EnviroIssues in Seattle. He notes that his EVST classes helped him discover "how centralizing human use and interaction breeds success when creating something intended for the public." Learn more.