ESST (Bachelor of Arts)

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The full degree is 120 hours or the equivalent of ten courses a year (3 hours each) for four years. Transfer students are awarded credits for past work based on an individualized review process.

 

tl_files/sites/environment/resources/Pictures/Opening 2.jpgOverview of Complete Requirements for BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (120h)

1. The arts core (30h). These requirements are to be included in the first 60 credit hours of all arts programs.

  • 6h in English at the 1000-level.
  • 6h in a single language other than English. 
  • 6h in economics, political science, or sociology
  • 6h in art, classics, comparative religion, history, philosophy, or music
  • 6h in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.

2. A minimum of 42h in Environmental and Sustainability Studies as described in the major below

3. A minimum of 24h to satisfy minor requirements in a single subject or in multidisciplinary studies. 

4. Elective courses to complete a total of 120h (96h must be taken in the faculties of arts and science)

 

Description of Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major (42 hours)

1. Six required courses (18h) that represent the Core Courses in Environment and Sustainability Studies

2. One Core Concentration Course (3 h) based on a choice of one of four concentration areas

3. Four concentration courses (12 h) based on choices for the concentration according to the following lists.  At
    least 9 of these credit hours are to be from the 3000 and/or 4000 levels.

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability: Busi 1703, 2733, 3753, 4553, 4613, 4633, 4963, Econ 2713, 3313, Educ 42A3, 42B3, Esst 2013, Envs 3113, 3423, Hist 2283, Idst 2213, 2706, Phil 2303, Recr 2033
  • Environmental Advocacy, Education and Activism: Busi 2763, 4633, Crel 2413, Econ 2713, 3713, Educ 42A3, 42B3, Envs 3423, Hist 2283, 3383, Idst 2213, Phil 2303, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 3883, 4603, 4843, Recr 2033, 3563, Soci 2413, 2563, 3223
  • Environmental Thought and Practice: Busi 2763, 4633, Crel 2413, Econ 2713, Educ 42A3, Engl 3523, 3533, Envs 1643, 3113, 3313, Esst 2013, Hist 2283, 3383, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 3883, 4843, Recr 2033, 3443, 3563, 3573, Soci 322 
  • Sustainable Community Development: Biol 3363, 4423, Busi 2733, 2763, 3723, 3753, Econ 2713, Envs 1643, 3423, Esst 2013, Hist 2283, Hist 3383, Nutr 1513, Phil 2303, Pols 3213, 3483, 3543, 4603, 4843, Recr 1233, 3143, 3563, 3573, 4083, Soci 2413, 2563 
4. Three courses (9 h) selected from the lists for the other three concentrations listed above. At least 3 of these credit hours must be taken from the 3000 and/or 4000 levels.