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

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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.



Sustainability Core (17–20)

All Sustainability Majors and Minors must take the five courses that make up the Sustainability Core: SUS 304, SUS 350, an ecological sustainability course (SUS 102 recommended), a social sustainability course (choose one below), and an economic sustainability course (choose one below):

SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)

Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability (3–4)

Select 3 to 4 credits from the following: 
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
SUS 102. *Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability (4)

Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3–4)

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

Economic Dimensions of Sustainability (3–4)

Select 3 to 4 credits from the following:
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 351. *Natural Resources Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 434. ^Measuring Resource and Environmental Impacts (4)

Practicum (3–12)

Sustainability majors are required to complete a minimum of 3 Practicum credits. Before registering for a practicum, students must get practicum approved by Sustainability Double Degree advisor. Email: Sus.advising@oregonstate.edu.

SUS 401. Research (3–12)
SUS 410. Internship (3–12)
SUS 499. Special Topics (3–12)

Note: SUS 410 credits may be achieved by participation in an IE3 Global Internship with advisor approval.

Remaining Elective Credits (4–16)

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

Credits 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

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 465. *Systems Thinking and Practice (4)
BA 466. Integrative Strategic Experience (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
ECON 311. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4)
ECON 315. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)
MGMT 452. Leadership (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 Vehicles (4)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENVE 321. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (4)
ENVE 322. Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (4)
HEST 310. *Introduction to Community Engagement and Community-Based Design (3)

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 370. Ecology (3)
BI/FES/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
BRR 325. *Energy Technology and Social Change (3)
BRR 350. Introduction to Regional Bioenergy (2)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy, and Risk (3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
DHE/WSE 415. *Renewable Materials in the Modern Age (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (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 or Cascades campus only
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 455. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4) Ecampus only
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FES/SOC/ANS/FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (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 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (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 331. *Population, Consumption, and Environment (3)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)
GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
SOIL 475. Soil Resource Potentials (4)
SOIL 499. Special Topics (1–16)
SUS 103. *Introduction to Climate Change (4)
WSE 111. Renewable Materials for a Green Planet (2)
WSE 210. *Renewable Materials Technology and Utilization (4)
WSE 266. *Industrial Hemp (3)
WSE 321. Chemistry of Renewable Materials (3)
WSE 392. *Bamboolooza: The Fascinating World of Bamboo (3)
WSE 453. ^Global Trade in Renewable Materials (3)
WSE 455. Marketing and Innovation in Renewable Materials (4)
WSE 473. Bioenergy and Environmental Impact (3)
WSE 475. Environmental Assessment of Building Materials (4)

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)
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
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)
FES/SOC/ANS/FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
HEST 310. *Introduction to Community Engagement and Community-Based Design (3)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PHL 390. Moral Theories (3)
PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PS 331. *State and Local Politics (4)
PS 370. *Science, Religion, and Politics (4)
PS 374. *Sustainable Living: Practices and Policies (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 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
WGSS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)
WGSS 450. Ecofeminism (3)

Footnotes:

* Bacc Core Course (BCC)
^ 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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