SUST 2.0 Curriculum

After 18 months of assessment, research and program design, we are excited to announce an updated curriculum for Environmental Sustainability.  The new course sequence will begin in Fall 2014, with that year's incoming first-year students.  The new courses developed for the major will also be available to current students in the Environmental Sustainability program as free or designated electives.

Highlights of the new SUST 2.0 curriculum:

New technical competencies:  new and revised courses deliver training and certification preparation in geographic information systems (GIS), project management, lifecycle assessment, systems modeling, and carbon accounting.

Career-specialization clusters:  choose from a menu of nine different collections of courses related to your sustainability career interests.  Your choices range from Sustainable Design to Ecology and Conservation Science to Public Outreach and Engagement.

Enhanced coverage of environmental systems:  new courses on the atmosphere and water resources, in addition to our current requirements in food, energy, materials, and land.

Expanded senior capstone sequence:  a two-semester senior capstone sequence allows upper-class students to plan and implement a client-based sustainability project.

The chart below illustrates the course sequences across the four-year program, including the required general education courses (the Hallmarks Core).

Curriculum chart