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B.S. Degree in Sustainability {17-18}

B.S. Degree in Sustainability

Description
To receive the B.S. Degree in Sustainability, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics.
  • Limits to growth including population pressure.
  • Biodiversity.
  • Climate change.
  • Peak oil.
  • Environmental pollution.
  • Environmental policy.
  • Present and future energy sources and their effect on the environment.
  • Social change.
  • Lifestyle effects on the environment.
  • Basic principles of the various scientific disciplines.

Core Requirements ( 20 credits )

MATH 142 Pre-Calculus (4)
PHYS 140 Introduction to Sustainability (3)
BIOL 370 Exploring Biology (3)
CHEM 105 Crime Scene Science (3) or
CHEM 110/CHEM 110L Fundamentals of Chemistry (4) or
CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I (4)
GEOS 115/GEOS 115L Physical Geology (4) or
GEOS 117/GEOS 117L Water, Land, and People (4)
ANTH 317 Collapse (3)

Restricted Electives

Students must take HIST 379 or CHEM 304 to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement for the major.

Students must take four courses (12 credits) from the following:
ANTH 307 Ecological Anthropology (3)
CM 327 Sustainability in the Built Environment (3)
GEOS 335 Environmental Geography and Conservation (3)
HIST 379 Environmental History (3)
POL 345 Environmental Politics (3)
PSY 324 Environmental Psychology (3)
SOC 319 Society and the Environment (3)

Students must take three courses (9 credits) from the following:
BIOL 346 An Ecological Perspective (3)
CHEM 304 The Environment and You (3)
GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)
PSCI 378 Energy and the Environment (3)

Emphasis in Business

Program Requirements ( 33 credits )

PHYS 469 must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits may count toward the emphasis.

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3) or
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3)
FINC 340 Financial Management (3)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3) *was MGMT 360
MGMT 380 Operations Management (3)
MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing (3) *was MKTG 310
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3) or
MKTG 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 311 Marketing Management (3) or
MKTG 421 Consumer Behavior (3)
PHYS 469 Internship (3-6)


Emphasis in Construction Management

Program Requirements ( 31 credits )

CM 469 must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 5 credits may count toward the emphasis.

CM 216 Construction Graphics (3)
CM 220 Commercial Building Methods and Materials (3)
CM 230 Estimating I: Quantity Survey (3)
CM 254 Mechanical/Electrical Systems (3)
CM 335 Estimating II-Pricing and Productivity (3)
CM 340 Planning and Scheduling (4)
CM 370 Construction Documents and Specifications (3)
CM 460 Project Administration (3)
CM 469 Internship (3-6)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3) *was MGMT 360


Emphasis in Energy Science

Program Requirements ( 29 credits )

PHYS 469 must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits may count toward the emphasis.

CHEM 210 General Chemistry II (3) and
CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CM 254 Mechanical/Electrical Systems (3)
PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (4) or
PHYS 200 General Physics I with Lab (4)
PHYS 161 College Physics II with Lab (4) or
PHYS 201 General Physics II with Lab (4)
PHYS 202 Introduction to 20th Century Physics (3)
PHYS 302 Sustainable Energy-Science and Application (3)
PHYS 312 Analog Electronics (3)
PHYS 469 Internship (3-6)
PHYS 492 Senior Project (2) *was PHYS 455


Emphasis in Environmental Policy

Program Requirements ( 33 credits )

PHYS 469 Internship must be taken for a minimum of three credits and a maximum of six credits will count toward the emphasis. Select at least 30 credits from the list of courses below. The credits cannot overlap with the credits counted in the core or restricted electives.

ANTH 307 Ecological Anthropology (3)
BIOL 335 Tropical Conservation Biology (3)
BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
BIOL 455 Wildlife Ecology (4)
ENGL 407 Big City, Big Impact (3)
GEOS 115/GEOS 115L Physical Geology (4)
GEOS 117/117L Water, Land and People (4)
GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
GEOS 307 Introduction to Geographic Info Systems (3)
GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)
GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)
HIST 373 Monsoon Asia: People and the Environment (3)
HIST 379 Environmental History (3)
HIST 469 Internship (1-12)
HIST 497 Independent Study (1-3)
PHYS 469 Internship (3-6)
POL 345 Environmental Politics (3)
PSCI 378 Energy and the Environment (3)
PSY 324 Environmental Psychology (3)
SOC 319 Society and the Environment (3)


Emphasis in Environmental Science

Program Requirements ( 35 credits )

GEOS 469 Internship must be taken for a minimum of three credits and a maximum of six credits will count toward the emphasis.

BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
GEOS 115/GEOS 115L Physical Geology (4)
GEOS 117/GEOS 117L Water, Land and People (4)
GEOS 469 Internship (3-6)

Students must also select five courses from the following:
BIOL 335 Tropical Conservation Biology (3)
BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
BIOL 455 Wildlife Ecology (4)
GEOS 307 Introduction to GIS (3)
GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)


Emphasis in Operations Management

Program Requirements ( 33 credits )

OM 469 must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits may count toward the emphasis.

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3) *was MGMT 360
OM 380 Methods Improvement (3)
OM 393 Occupational Safety and Health (3)
OM 395 Computer Applications for Technologists (3) *was OM 394
OM 469 Internship (3-6)
OM 482 Quality Planning and Implementation (3)
OM 483 Cost Analysis (3)
OM 485 Production and Inventory Management (3)
PMGT 385 Process Leadership (3)
PMGT 492 Project Management (3) *was PMGT 496