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Academic opportunities.

» Learn about promoting economic resilience, social equity and a healthy environment by taking one PSU’s many sustainability courses.

» Join a small, dedicated community of highly motivated students and engaged professors in PSU’s Urban Honors program.

» The Senior Capstone program gets students out of classroom and into the community.

» Expand your horizons. Let the Education Abroad program introduce you to the world.

» The McNair Scholars program makes graduate school and problem-solving research accessible.

» An online Business of Social Innovation Certificate teaches design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

» The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability packages a comprehensive graduate level sustainability education.

» PSU’s National Science Foundation- funded IGERT interdisciplinary Ph.D. program focuses on Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions.


Co-curricular programs.

» The Sustainability Leadership Center offers events, programs, and volunteer opportunities for future leaders.

» Student organizations at PSU provide opportunities to connect with others on campus and develop leadership skills. Check out: Net ImpactEnvironmental Club, Food Action Collective, and Engineers Without Borders among others.

» The Student Community Engagement Center provides community engagement and service opportunities, helping students connect with organizations and efforts off campus.

» Students, alumni, and community members run workshops and seminars in the Continuing Engagement in Social Change program.


Career development opportunities.

» Student employment opportunities such as those at the Sustainability Leadership Center, Community Environmental Services, Campus Sustainability Office deliver more than a paycheck.

» Want to use business for social change? Check out the programs of Impact Entrepreneurs and their Social Enterprise Field Studies.

» The Portland State University Alumni Association offers a number of career development resources for current students.

» Upon graduation from a master’s program, consider the Institute for Sustainable Solutions’ Post-Graduate Fellowship Program for nine months of paid leadership training.


Click through the interactive presentation below to explore the different programs available to help you discover your path to changemaking at PSU.