University and Southern University have established the
Sustainable Futures (SF) IGERT focused on establishing an
integrated basis for decision-making to promote
The program engages a diverse group of doctoral and master's
students in an education and research training program to
understand, explore, apply, and further develop the science
of sustainability and Sustainable Futures Model.
The Sustainable Futures IGERT
The goal of the SF IGERT is to
enhance graduate education by integrating the engineering
and technology of industrial ecology; the science of
environmental assessment and modeling; and the economic,
human behavior, and policy-making aspects of the social
sciences to develop professionals knowledgeable in
All students participating in the SF IGERT are required to
take coursework in engineering, environmental science,
social sciences, business, and international development and
to incorporate these disciplines into their research making
it a truly meta-disciplinary endeavor.
IGERT students are required to
take core coursework in their chosen discipline(s) and
associated coursework in other departments.