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

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Program revisions pending approval of #92347.

 

The Sustainability Double Degree includes core, practicum and individualized study components. Courses from a student’s major course of study will not count towards double-degree requirements. Completion of the double degree will require 36 credits beyond the 180-credit minimum for graduation.

OSU Main Campus Contact: Ann Scheerer, Ag Life Sciences Building 3047, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; 541-737-5712; ann.scheerer@oregonstate.edu or the head 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.



Sustainability Core (17)

NR 350/SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)
SUS 420. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3)
SUS 430. Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability (3)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
   or BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
   or BI 306H. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
SUS 440. Economic Dimensions of Sustainability (3)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
   or AREC 352/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
   or AREC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)

Practicum (3)

SUS 410. Sustainability Internship (3)
  or SUS 499. Sustainable Workshop/Service Learning (3)
Note: SUS 410. Credits may be achieved by participation in an IE3 Global Internship with advisor approval.

Remaining Credits (16)

In addition to the 20 credits specified above, students must work with the sustainability program advisor to select courses relevant to their discipline and career path interests (16 credits total).

Credit total=36

Classes that can be used to fulfill remaining requirements are listed below. Students are NOT limited to taking courses within their primary major of study. The sustainability advisor(s) will approve courses not listed here if they have an obvious link to sustainability and fulfill the intent of the double degree. See the OSU Sustainability Office list of sustainability-related courses.

Business

AREC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 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 465. *Systems Thinking and Practice (4)
BA 466. Integrative Strategic Experience (4)
ECON 202. *Macroeconomics (4)
ECON 311. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4)
MGMT 452. Leadership (4)

Engineering

BEE 221. Fundamentals of Ecological Engineering (3)
BEE 320. Biosystem Analysis and Modeling (3)
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 430. Contemporary Energy Applications (4)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
ECE 438. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (4)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENVE 321. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (4)
ME 312. Thermodynamics (4)

Natural Sciences

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
BI 348. *Human Ecology (3)
BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation (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)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3) Ecampus only
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES 455. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4) Ecampus only
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 303. Survey of Geography Information Systems in Natural Resources (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 an Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
GEO 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 350. *Population Geography (3)
GEO 365. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 426. Third-World Resource Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
GEO 452. Principles and Practices of Rural and Resource Planning (3)
GEO 453. Resource Evaluation Methods/EIS (3)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
SOIL/GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
SOIL 475. Soil Resource Potentials (3)
SOIL 499. ST/Gene Modified Organisms and Sustainable Agriculture (1–16)
SOIL 499. ST/Organic Farming (1-16)
   or HORT 260. Organic Farming and Gardening (3)

Social Sciences/Humanities

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
AREC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)
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 Government and Politics (4)
PS 370. *Science, Religion, and Politics (4)
PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
PS 452. Alternative International Futures (4)[Terminated winter 2014]
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 474. Natural Resource Policy and Bureaucratic Politics (4) [Terminated winter 2014]
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 


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Major Code: 870

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