The Sustainability Science major focuses on the critical linkages between global environmental, human, and social systems and emphasizes complex systems analysis focusing on understanding sustainability related problems and assessing potential solutions.

Candidates for the B.S. degree with a major in Sustainability Science must complete:

  • EES-112 and SUS-120,
  • SUS-240, 241, 242, and 472
  • at least five additional courses from the list below with no more than three courses selected from any one group:

Environmental security
ANT-303 Cultural Ecology
BIO-340 Ecology

BIO-341 and 342 Tropical Ecology and Field Studies in Tropical Ecology

BIO-343/EES-343 Environmental Systems

BIO-344 African Ecology

BIO-380 Freshwater Ecology

BIO-401 Applied Plant Science

BIO-423 Marine Biology

BIO-430 Natural Resource Management
EES-201 Geographic Information Systems
EES-230 Watershed Hydrology

EES-301 Remote Sensing of the Environment
EES-343 Environmental Systems

EES-410 Ocean and Climate Systems
EST-301 Environment and Society

PSC-213 Environmental Policy

Human security
ECN-237 Economics of Poverty and Inequality
ENG-416 Environmental Writing

GGY-230 Principles of Geography

HSC-304 Community & Environmental Health
PHL-303  Environmental Ethics
PHL-304  Ethics of Globalization
PVS-101 Introduction to Poverty Studies
PSC-214 Environmental Law & Conservation Advocacy
REL-362 Religion & the Environment
SOC-222 Population & the Environment

Sustainable production and consumption
BUS-312 Sustainable Corporation

ECN-236 Economics of the Environment
ECN-243 Economic Growth & Development
PSC-227 Environmental Politics in China

If you’re interested in environmental
 or sustainability issues, but don’t wish 
to major in the sciences, you may complete the environmental studies concentration. Consult the environmental studies section for more information. Earth and environmental sciences majors may also fulfill the requirements for the environmental studies concentration.

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