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Sustainability Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS) Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

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College of Agricultural Sciences | Interdisciplinary Program Detail


Also available via Ecampus.


OSU Main Campus Contact: Ann Scheerer, 3017B Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; 541-737-5687; Ann.Scheerer@oregonstate.edu or the Sustainability Double Degree academic advisor, Sus.Advising@oregonstate.edu.

OSU-Cascades Campus Contact: Matt Shinderman, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University Cascades; 541-322-3159; matt.shinderman@osucascades.edu.



The Sustainability minor includes core sustainability courses (5) and tailored elective courses to expand students’ knowledge and experience of their primary major in the context of sustainability principles and frameworks. Courses from a student’s major course of study will not count towards minor requirements. Completion of the Sustainability minor requires 27 credits beyond the 180-credit minimum for graduation.

Sustainability Core (17–20)

All Sustainability students must take (8):
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)

Social Dimensions of Sustainability:

Select 3 to 4 credits from the following:
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOC 485/ANS 485/FES 485/FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SUS 420. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3)

Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability:

Select 3 to 4 credits from the following:
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
SUS 102. *Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability (4)
SUS 330. Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability (3)

Economic Dimensions of Sustainability:

Select 3 to 4 credits from the following:
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)

Sustainability Individualized Study/Elective Credits (7–10)

Students will work with their primary academic advisor and the Sustainability academic advisor to select electives in the theme relevant to their interests for a total of 7–10 credits. Students should discuss with Sustainability advisor to apply elective courses that may not be listed below.

Total Credits=27


Elective Courses:


Business

AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy and Economics (4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)
BA 302. Business Process Management (4)
BA 351. Managing Organizations (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
BA 362. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives (4)
BA 432. Environmental Law, Sustainability and Business (4)
BA 466. Integrative Strategic Experience (4)
ECON 202. Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
ECON 315. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Engineering

BEE 221. Fundamentals of Ecological Engineering (3)
BEE 320. Biosystems Analysis and Modeling (4)
BEE 322. Ecological Engineering Thermodynamics and Transfer Process (4)
CCE 422. Green Building Materials (3)
CHE 450. Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems (3)
CHE 451. Solar Energy Technologies (3)
ECE 438. Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (4)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENVE 321. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (4)
ME 312. Thermodynamics (4)

Natural Sciences

ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
BI/FES/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy, and Risk (3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/ANS/FES/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water and the Environment (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
GEO 350. *Population Geography (3)
   or GEOG 331. *Population, Consumption, and Environment (3)
GEO 420/GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
GEO 423/GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424/GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 426. Development and Global Resources (3)
   or GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
   or GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
GEO 452. Principles and Practices of Rural and Resource Planning (3)
   or GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)
GEO 453. Resource Evaluation Methods/EIS (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEOG 365. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
WSE 210. *Renewable Materials Technology and Utilization (4)
WSE 266. *Industrial Hemp (3)
WSE 321. Chemistry of Renewable Materials (3)
WSE 322. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Renewable Materials (4)
SOIL/GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
SOIL 499. Special Topics [Organic Farming] (1–16)
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation (3)

Social Sciences/Humanities

AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy and Economics (4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
COMM 408. Workshop (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)
ENG 482. Studies in American Literature, Culture and the Environment (4)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PHL 390. Moral Theories (3)
PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PS 331. *State and Local Politics (4)
PS 370. *Science, Religion, and Politics (4)
PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and policy (4)
SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 480. *Environment Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOC/ANS/FES/FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Major Code: 870

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