The Sustainability Dual Major was established at the University of New Hampsire in 2016. Students from any UNH college or major can pair the Sustainability Dual Major (SDM) with their primary major.  The SDM is a program of study that enables students to understand and act on the environmental and social challenges and solutions needed to create a more sustainable world.

SDM students come from all across campus, pairing their interest in sustainability with majors as diverse as journalism, engineering, business, and art, to name only a few. However, all SDM students share a passion for improving the world from their individual paths. The students in this vibrant community often reflect on how much they appreciate the relationships they build in this major.

Students take three core courses in Sustainability and five electives from approved courses across campus. These requirements ensure that all students gain the same fundamental knowledge, while pursuing their individual interests.  The three core courses are: 

This website is dedicated to exploring the culminating work of the capstone class.


The Sustainability Capstone is the culminating experience in a series of three core courses and five electives for the Sustainability Dual Major. Students are asked to synthesize the knowledge obtained in their core and elective courses taken for the Sustainability Dual Major and work in groups to apply that knowledge to a specific project. As sustainability science is focused on developing solutions to place-based sustainability challenges, students will delve into a specific sustainability issue, applying their disciplinary expertise within interdisciplinary teams.

SUST 750 is designed and taught by Dr. Erin Hale, Lecturer and Program Coordinator for the Sustainability Dual Major.

This website has two purposes. The first is to provide information and products associated with the team-based capstone projects. The second is to create a shared space for students to reflect upon and synthesize their sustainability dual major experiences in individual ePortfolios.


Sustainability Capstone Students, Spring 2022

SUST 750 Spring 2019

Sustainability Capstone Students, Spring 2019

2018 Capstone Students

Sustainability Capstone Students, Spring 2018