The environmental sustainability program connects scientific, social, economic and political aspects to environmental concerns. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to integrate the knowledge and skills they develop from different areas of study to issues of sustainability. Students learn to think critically about existing assumptions, information quality, and data interpretation when identifying, addressing, and creating solutions to problems related to sustainability, and are able to communicate effectively with people from diverse perspectives.
Major in Environmental Sustainability
Students majoring in environmental sustainability are required to complete 46-48 credit hours, which include 27-29 hours of prescribed major courses and 19 hours of electives chosen from approved courses focusing on the science and math, social, and economics and communication foundations on which the program is based.
Minor in Environmental Sustainability
Students minoring in Environmental Sustainability are required to complete 23-26 credit hours, which include 10-13 hours of core curriculum and 13 hours of electives chosen from approved courses focusing on the science and math, social, and economics and communications foundations on which the program is based.
Environmental Sustainability 46-48 credit hours
Required Major Courses – 27-29 hours
Additional Lab Science – 4 credits
EVS 299, 399, 498, or 499 internship, research seminar, or honors thesis; Or BIO 399 Biology Seminar (1.00 – 3.00 cr.)
Electives – 19 credit hours
Students must choose 19 credits of electives with at least 4 credits in the Science Foundation, 3 credits in the Social Foundation, and 3 credits in the Economics and Communication Foundation
Additional lab science (Bio 105/145, CHE 111/141, GEO 200/240) – 4 credit hours not taken for major
Social Foundation Courses
Economic and Communication Foundation: