We do not exist as separate from the natural world that surrounds us. We are connected to it in a profound way.
In our BA in Sustainable Living, you'll learn the skills you need to realize this connection and become a leader in the sustainability movement through hands-on classes, individualized attention, and the support of a sustainable, spiritual community.
Be more than sustainable
At MIU, you’ll rethink the world from a “Deep Sustainability” point of view. This philosophy, unique to our university, questions every aspect of human endeavor to create new processes and innovations that help us thrive in harmony with nature.
You’ll study sustainable energy, renewable agriculture, sustainable architecture, community development, and more, learning to live life in a way that replenishes the health of our planet, the individual, and society.
Dive deeply into what you learn
You’ll be fully immersed in one course per month, diving deeply into each topic without the stress of taking on multiple subjects at once. Our low student-faculty ratio means you get individualized attention and support.
This means you’ll have time for hands-on projects outside of the typical class curriculum—past students have built wind generators from scratch, launched a regional food system, created sustainability plans for our local community, and more.
Connect to your inner nature
You’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, an evidence-based practice that reduces stress, enhances brain functioning, increases creativity, and connects you to who you are.
After meditating regularly, our students often report feeling happier, healthier, more connected, and better able to see their place in the big picture. By the time you graduate, you’ll be in touch with yourself and the natural world, knowledgeable of how to best help us all towards harmony with the planet through using your own unique talents.