Curriculum

Version 2.0 of our Environmental Sustainability curriculum has been featured in an article in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.  The article, written by Professors Chad White and Tom Schrand, explains the research and market trends that shaped the development of the revised curriculum (the new course sequence launched in Fall 2014). These updates strengthen our comprehensive approach to sustainability education and allow our students to choose "specialization clusters" to deepen their education in specific aspects of sustainability leadership. You can read the article here.

See our curriculum at a glance in this chart.

Year One

Core Curriculum

  • Management and Marketing Foundations
  • Biology II Lecture and Lab
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability
  • The Atmosphere and the Environment
  • Water Resources and the Environment
  • Systems Thinking

Hallmarks

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Biology I Lecture and Lab
  • Finite Mathematics
Year Two

Core Curriculum

  • Physics I
  • Sustainable Food Chains
  • Energy Systems and Politics
  • Sustainable Land Use and Planning
  • Environmental Policy
  • Ecological Economics

Hallmarks

  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication
  • Ethics
  • Global Citizenship
Year Three

Core Curriculum

  • Lifecycle Thinking and Analysis
  • Sustainability Metrics and Reporting
  • Sustainable Technologies for Architecture
  • Managing Sustainability in Organizations
  • Sustainable Development in the Non-Western World

Hallmarks

  • American Diversity
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Sustainability and Development

Electives

  • Career Specialization Courses (6 credits)
Year Four

Core Curriculum

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental History
  • Capstone I: Sustainability Project Management
  • Capstone II: Sustainability Analysis

Hallmarks

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Electives

  • Career Specialization course (3 credits)
  • Internship or Additional Career Specialization Course (3 credits)
  • [3] Free Electives (6 credits)

 

 Total Credit hours in this curriculum: 124-127