The 15-16 credit Sustainability Concentration promotes exploration of the complexities of sustainability. Learn how to create a more sustainable future for the planet - including environment, social and economic perspectives - through a focus on social sciences, natural sciences and technical courses.

Below are the credit hours required for students who choose the Sustainability Concentration:

Choose One:

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENVS 1000) 4 credits
  • Environmental Systems 1: Climate & Vegetation (GEOG 1001) 4 credits
  • Environment-Society Geography (GEOG 1972) 3 credits
  • Creating a Sustainable Future* (BAKR 1600*) 3 credits

Choose Four:

  • Energy & the Environment (PHYS 3070) 3 credits
  • Natural Resource Economics** (ECON 3535**) 3 credits
  • Environmental Economics** (ECON 3545**) 3 credits
  • Energy Fundamentals (CHEN 3660) 3 credits
  • Civil Engineering Systems (CVEN 4147) 3 credits
  • Sustainability & the Built Environment** (CVEN 4700**) 3 credits
  • Sustainability Principles for Environmental Engineers (CVEN 4834) 3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 15-16 credits

* This course is part of the Baker RAP
** You cannot double count these courses

Note: You cannot double count the above concentration courses towards H&SS requirements (prerequisites ok).

Note: If you have AP credit for Economics, the Microeconomics pre-requisite for ECON 2010 for some upper division courses in this concentration is met. If you have AP credit for ENVS 1000 Environmental Science you should choose between GEOG 1001 and GEOG 1972 as your lower-division course for this concentration.

Note: Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, all courses in each e+ Concentration require a minimum grade of C.