Ecosystems, Sustainability, & Justice at MICA

The Ecosystems, Sustainability, & Justice (ESJ) major will empower students to actively utilize their creative practice to make a more just and sustainable world.

ESJ prepares graduates to understand and address “wicked problems” or grand, protracted contemporary challenges to more sustainable futures, social equity, and ecological systems and the built environment, using creative tools and collaborative approaches informed by a liberal education rich in methodological diversity. Students choose from a broad menu of academic and studio courses to customize their program of study, one that is interdisciplinary, focused on creative problem solving, and committed to responsible engagement. The focused yet flexible liberal arts education and rigorous training in design or fine arts prepares students for a wide range of creative professional careers that support purposeful and successful lives.

Learn more about the  ESJ program.