The BS in Environmental Sustainability requires students to take one introductory course, four core courses, five upper-level elective courses, one internship, and two capstone courses. Students interested in the major should consult with their academic advisor to enroll in the following courses as part of their general education/core curriculum:
- BI 103 Introductory Biology I/ Lab
- BI 104 Introductory Biology II/ Lab
- BI 108 General Microbiology/ Lab or BI 209 Intro Microbiology/ Lab
- MA 210 Statistics
In order to take upper-level biology electives a student must complete:
- BI 103 Introductory Biology I / Lab
- BI 104 Introductory Biology II / Lab
- BI 209 Intro Microbiology / Lab or BI 108 General Microbiology
- BI 210 Cell Biology/ Lab
In order to take upper-level chemistry electives students must complete:
- CH 103 Chemical Structure and Reactions / Lab
- CH 104 Chemical Structure and Reactions / Lab
- CH 305 Organic Chemistry / Lab
- ES 200 Principles of Sustainability Science for the Environment
- Introduction to the concepts of sustainability and the complex problems associated with sustainability.
Core courses introduce the three systems of global sustainability and laboratories focus on an introduction to specific methods within each system. The fourth course focuses on how complex, dynamic systems are modeled. Laboratories cover an introduction to basic methods common in global environmental systems, human systems, and social systems.
- ES 201 Ethics and Policy in Environmental Sustainability
- ES 3XX Environmental Science / Lab
- ES 2XX Human System / Lab
- ES 3XX Dynamic Systems Modeling / Lab
Students will take a total of five electives from the list of approved elective courses below. At least one elective from each category and no more than three electives from any one area can be selected. These areas focus on the complex problems of global sustainability that arise within each of the global, human, and social systems, as well as feedbacks between the systems.