BS Major in Sustainability

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Sustainability

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 211
Earth Science/Physical Geology
Earth Science/Earth Systems
Introductory Biology
Principles of Biology
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Calculus I
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences) 212
Current Social Problems
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Sustainability
ES 146Sustainable Earth4
ES 200Climate Change4
ES 251Environmental Systems4
ES 220Sustainable Ecosystems3
ES 301Water Resources3
ES 302Energy3
ES 303Sustainable Food and Agriculture3
ES 304Waste3
ES 320WEnvironmental Justice3
ES 481Topics in Earth Science6-8
Prescribed Supporting Courses
CH 101Introductory Chemistry3
or CH 111 General Chemistry
CH 101LIntroductory Chemistry Laboratory1
or CH 111L General Chemistry Laboratory
GE 184Digital Earth3
GE/EC 321Economic Geography3
GE 354Remote Sensing4
GE 384Geographic Information Systems4
OHS 301Occupational Safety and Health3
PS 303World Politics3
PS 412Introduction to Public Policy3
A minor is not required for a major in Sustainability
General Elective
Electives to bring the overall credit hour total to 120.
Total Hours 3120

For Bachelor of Arts degree, select six hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level


These courses are required in the major if not completed as part of the General Education component.


 A laboratory is included in science courses that carry 4-5 credit hours (Department of Geoscience).