Curriculum

Total Credit hours: 125-127 

A PDF version of this information is available in our Curriculum Chart.

New updated curriculum for students entering in Fall 2014: SUST 2.0

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Capstone Seminar: senior students design and implement pilot projects on campus and in the local community to practice strategic job skills. Examples include campus climate change mitigation projects and a pilot program that composts food waste from campus dining facilities.

  • Energy Systems and Politics: students explore energy physics and systems design, while also going on field trips to electricity generating stations and practicing the energy accounting and auditing skills that employers are looking for.

  • Sustainable Food Chains: students learn from local experts working on urban food initiatives and participate in small-group field trips to urban organic farms to get close-up engagement with organizations in Philadelphia that produce sustainable, local ingredients.

  • Study Abroad: options include exploring European sustainability practices in Copenhagen or studying rainforest biodiversity and eco-tourism in Costa Rica.

  • Internships: students gain real-world experience at leading organizations, like doing conservation education at the Phildelphia Zoo or working on environmental compliance at Johnson & Johnson.
YR MAJOR CORE COLLEGE STUDIES ELECTIVES
1

Principles of Marketing

Biology II Lecture and Lab

Introduction to Sustainability

Sustainable Food Chains

Environment and World Cultures


 

Writing Seminar I

Historical Understanding: American Transitions

Biology I Lecture and Lab

Quantitative Reasoning I

Quantitative Reasoning II

Physical Education or Service Learning

 

2

Environmental Issues

Principles of Management

Energy Systems and Politics

Sustainable Planning and Land Use

Economics of Sustainability

Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

Arts and Culture

Social Sciences I

Writing Seminar I

Language or Area Studies

 

3

Biodiversity

Global Environmental History

Sustainable Technologies for Architecture

Industrial Ecology

Humanities I

Language or Area Studies

Junior Seminar I

Junior Seminar II

Designated Sustainability Elective

Free Elective

4

Oceanography

Environmental Policy

Sustainability and Development in the Non-Western World

Managing Sustainable Organizations

Environmental Sustainability Capstone Seminar

Contemporary Perspectives

Free Electives

 Total Credit hours in this curriculum: 125-127