Evidently green studies and environmental science are the fastest growing trends in higher education. Many colleges are developing majors and minors in the fields of green studies and environmental science, and students are quickly enrolling in this new field.
In 2009 alone, more than 100 new programs were created across the nation in energy and sustainability-focused degree programs, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. This is a drastic increase from 2005, when only three new programs were added in these fields.
Why the sudden increase?