Major in Sustainability Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies (BASS)
The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies is a 120
credit hour degree program with a unique, interdiscipinary curriculum.
Majors are required to complete 33 credit hours of sustainability studies coursework including:
• IDS 2154: Facets of Sustainability, the gateway
• 3 Core Courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences
• 6 "Cluster" courses selected from an interdisciplinary menu of options spanning multiple colleges
• IDS 4942: Sustainability in Action, the internship capstone course
Students interested in pursuing the BASS degree are encouraged to consider Double Majoring.
Facets of Sustainability, the gateway course, is offered each fall.
Core Courses will be available according to the following schedule:
ANT 2402 Anthropology of Sustainability Spring 2013, 2015, 2017
POS 2032 Politics of Sustainability Fall 2013, 2014, 2015
AMH2631 History of Sustainability Spring 2014, 2016, 2018
CLA 2521 Classical Antiquity and Sustainability Spring 2013, Fall 2013,
Spring 2015, 2017
REL 2071 Religion and Sustainability Fall 2014, 2016, 2018
GLY 2038 Sustainability and the Changing Earth Spring 2014, 2016, 2018
BSC 2862 Global Change Ecology and Sustainability Spring 2013, 2015, 2017
A list of the Cluster Courses that will be taught in the upcoming
semester is emailed to all Sustainability Studies Majors and Minors a
week before the enrollment period.
Sustainability in Action, the capstone course, is offered each spring.
Knowledge and Skills Developed
- Broad knowledge of sustainability scholarship, including natural scientific, social scientific, and humanistic approaches.
- Knowledge of the relationship of sustainability to Ethics, Culture and Human Behavior, Economics, Law and Policy, Production Systems and the Built Environment, Ecology and Environmental Stewardship.
- Critical assessment of sustainability principles and practices.
- Effective written and oral communication skills of a range of approaches, frameworks, principles, and practices of sustainability.