Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Environmental Sustainability is a field that focuses on how societies can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies program is designed to produce graduates that have both the knowledge and skills to address environmental and social crises. Complex issues, such as renewable energy, climate change, recycling, and environmental security, requires an interdisciplinary education that weaves together science and social science disciplines. Graduates of this program are well prepared for careers in all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and businesses.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards (Recommended)
Health and Wellness Concepts
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one or two ENGL course(s)3-6
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
GEOL 1121KPrinciples of Geology4
GEOL 1131KGeology & the Environment4
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics3
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (Recommended)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography (Recommended)
Intro to Human Geography (Recommended)
Intro to Physical Geography (Recommended)
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
BIOL 1107KPrinciples of Biology I4
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II4
SUST 2000Intro Envir Sustainability *3
Major Requirements
BIOL 1108KPrinciples of Biology II4
CHEM 3211KOrganic Chemistry I4
CHEM 3212KOrganic Chemistry II4
CHEM 3311KQuantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3700KEnvironmental Chemistry4
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
SUST 3000Political Ecology3
SUST 3500Environ Policies, Rules & Regu3
SUST 4000Senior Seminar3
SUST 4100Water Resources3
SUST 4200Energy Sustainability3
SUST 4300Waste and Recycling3
Major Electives9
Environmental Security
Sustainable Cities
Climate and Society
Sustain. Transport & Mobility
Spec Top Envir. Sustainability
STM Electives11
Ethical Issues in Science
Invertebrate Zoology
Conservation Biology
Field Biology Techniques
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Biological Statistics
Environmental Security
Sustainable Cities
Climate and Society
Sustain. Transport & Mobility
Internship Environmental Susta
Spec Top Envir. Sustainability
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours121