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Sustainability Science

 

The Sustainability Science Option offers the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program with a major in Sustainability Science/Studies. It is designed for students who seek a career that focuses on the principles of sustainability as applied to a specific industry or business. A four-year graduate would be qualified for such current job titles as: Business Sustainability Officer or Manager, Sustainability Auditor, Energy Consultant, Design and Materials Consultant and Green Construction Manager.

Other course substitutions may be appropriate and students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor regarding appropriate course selections. Because of the diversity of undergraduate Sustainability Science programs, it may be necessary for students to take one or more second year courses at their transfer institution.

The stated sequence of courses for the Sustainability Science option assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the Mathematics Department for further information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of ecological, geological and sustainability principles and their relations to problems involving environmental quality control and sustainability issues;
  • Employ computer software applications to represent and solve technical problems;
  • Perform laboratory procedures and assess the validity of experimental/diagnostic data;
  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve technical problems;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing, and in electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of related information resources.
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Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

CHE 111 - General Chemistry I
EGG 107 - Intro to Sustainability
ENG 101 - English Composition I
MAT 171 - Unified Calculus I
EGG 105 - Intro to Fundamentals of Engineering

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Composition II
Elective - Science
MAT 172 - Unified Calculus II
PHY 111 - Mechanics
PHYL 111- Mechanics Lab
CSC 101 - Computer Algorithms

Second Year

First Semester

MTR 101 - Intro to Meteorology
GEY 101 - Physical Geology
HIS 101 - Introduction to Western Civilization I OR
HIS 102 - Introduction to Western Civilization II

Second Semester

Elective - Science
Elective - Biology
ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I OR
ECO 202 - Principles of Economics II
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

ELECTIVE NOTE: See Engineering Program Coordinator for choice of all electives.

Science electives will be chosen with permission of the Engineering Program Coordinator from course offerings in the Biology, Chemistry and Engineering/Technology/Architecture departments.

Other Course substitutions may be appropriate and students must consult with the Engineering Program Coordinator regarding appropriate course selections. Because of the diversity of undergraduate Sustainability Science programs, it may be necessary for students to take one or more second year courses at their transfer institutions.

 

Career Options

Graduates can take transfer to a bachelor's degree-granting institution to major in Sustainability Science /Studies.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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