Jun 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainability Studies, B.A.

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James Kernan, Coordinator (Bailey 234)

The B.A. in Sustainability Studies immerses students in the three pillars of sustainability: society, economy, and environment. Employing a Liberal Arts curriculum that synthesizes diverse coursework related to social, economic, and environmental issues, the major provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies or employment in a wide range of fields related to sustainability. Students should meet with the program coordinator before declaring the major to discuss career interests, desired courses, and how course selection focuses the degree to meet their interests.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 44-54

Sustainability Dimension Courses (21-28 Credits)

At least 15 credits must be at the 300-level or higher and at least 3 credits at the 200-level or higher

Society, Culture and Humanities Dimension (2 Classes - 6-8 credits)

Development, Economics, and Global Perspective Dimension (2 Classes - 6-8 Credits)

3-4 credits from any of the three dimensions above

Integrative and Applied Learning Experience: (3-4 credits)

  • Course selected must be at the 300-level or above:

  • Credit(s): 1-15 ,
  • ENVR 399 ENVR 495, ENVR 499  or capstone, internship, study abroad, or directed study pre-approved by the Sustainability Studies Coordinator

Department Writing Requirement

Students will meet the department writing requirement for Sustainability Studies majors by writing a reflective essay in consultation with the Sustainability Studies Coordinator after completion of the Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.

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