New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
The Environmental Sustainability major provides a foundation for understanding and creating solutions for
social and environmental challenges in a manner that does not limit the availability of natural resources to
future generations. Sustainability professionals are required to understand relevant scientific, ethical, and
business issues and have the necessary skills to not only develop and implement policy but to also
successfully manage and assess progress at different scales (e. g., organizational, institutional, corporation,
and government). The inter-disciplinary curriculum integrates perspectives from environmental science,
the social sciences, business and the humanities. Course work is supplemented by experiential learning to
gain real life exposure to sustainability challenges through an internship, practicum, independent study, or
off-campus study. Students completing the environmental sustainability major are prepared for graduate
school or employment by corporations, environmental nonprofits, academic institutions, municipalities and
other levels of government.