BU Hub Pathway: Environment & Society

One of the most pressing challenges we face as a species is ensuring a sustainable world in which to live and to pass on to future generations. The Hub Pathway in Environment & Society allows students to engage with themes of human-environment interactions; the relationship between climate change and society; environmental policy; sustainable energy and development; earth and environmental sciences; and environmental humanities, among others.

The Environment & Society Hub Pathway provides students with the opportunity to fulfill general education requirements by taking Hub courses across a variety of disciplines that seek to understand and ensure a sustainable environment and society that supports human activity on our planet, so that we might “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”*

Below are Hub courses in the Environment & Society Hub Pathway grouped by Hub area. To view a listing of all courses in this Hub Pathway, please visit the BU Course Search.

In addition to the below listed courses, there are also sections of the Cross-College Challenge (XCC), sections of CAS Writing Program courses, and other topics-based courses offered throughout the University that regularly explore the themes of this Hub Pathway.


*United Nations “Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development,” 1987