2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sustainability, B.S.

This program provides students with the broad base knowledge and skills necessary to understand the interactions between people and their environment. Graduates will be equipped to navigate the complex, integrated scientific, economic, and social issues that our world faces. We examine the links between human choices and environmental effects, as well as the innovative, evidence-based solutions that will build a more sustainable future.

This program takes a cross-disciplinary and experiential approach towards a deeper understanding of sustainability principles. Our interdisciplinary approach to sustainability is reflected in the three academic tracks (Environmental Science, Business, or Policy) available to students. The core courses give a strong foundation in sustainable principles. All the tracks are focused on the formation of a more ecologically sustainable society.

Graduates are prepared for admission into graduate and professional schools or may begin careers in positions in industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, or local, state or federal government. Career choices in the field range from conservation scientists, ecologists, hydrologists, foresters, environmental health and safety inspectors, urban planners and environmental attorneys.

This is a fully asynchronous online program.

General Education Requirements

(42 credits)


(3 courses)

  • Literature/ Foreign Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Humanities elective

Social Sciences

(3 courses)

Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

  • Science elective
  • Math or Science elective

General Education Electives

(2 courses)

  • Two electives from the College of Arts and Sciences


Students must complete at least one concentration.

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution