Living & Learning Programs
The University of Maryland's Living and Learning Programs are unique programs that integrate academics into student living space. Students have the opportunity to live in the same residence hall as fellow members of their Living and Learning Program, forging friendships while simultaneously exploring academic interests. Living and Learning Programs cover areas ranging from engineering to creative writing, and many programs involve a central research activity or project.
Completing a sustainability project in a Living and Learning Program can be a great complement to a sustainability-related major or a chance to pursue these issues while focusing on other fields in the classroom.
Numerous Living Learning Communities explore sustainability topics. Some examples include the following:
- The Environment, Technology and Economy (ETE) program takes on the complex and urgent issues of global sustainability from an environmental, social and economic perspective
- Science and Global Change (SGC) uses scientific practice to explore global climate change and the interactions of the Earth's systems
- Life Sciences Program explores the entirety of the natural world, from tiny microbes to complex ecosystems and how to build a sustainable future
- Once & Future Planet Community explores how life began and evolved and the ways in which its emergence and diversification has shaped our Earth and vice versa. Learn about how humans affect this planet and its future.
- Weather & Climate Community examines fundamental issues such as the greenhouse effect, severe weather, and global weather patterns and how these factors are affected by a changing climate.