Are 'green' college majors worth the hype?


According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 100 majors, minors and certificate programs were created at American colleges and universities in 2009, with focuses on topics like renewable energy and green technology.

According to the USA Today, "The Obama administration has estimated that jobs in energy and environmental-related occupations will grow 52% from 2000 through 2016, vs. 14% for other occupations. That's partly why budget-strapped schools are adding energy and sustainability programs even while cutting other majors ... "