College of Arts and Sciences


Major in Sustainability (B.S. Online)

The IU Online BA in Sustainability Studies prepares students for such careers as sustainability
policy consultant, environmental advocate, environmental engineer, natural sciences manager,
environmental specialist, sustainability program coordinator, energy manager, ecotourism guide,
energy auditor. This consortial program is taught by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU
South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows students to take coursework from
several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty. It provides flexibility to meet degree
requirements through multiple modalities. Students can complete this degree by completing
courses 100 percent online or through a combination of in-person and online offerings.
All students are responsible for fulfilling the general requirements of the bachelor's degree as
established by the College of Arts and Sciences, which include a minimum of 36 hours at the
300-400 level. Completion of the BS in environmental science requires a total of 120 credit
hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.

Major requirements (42 credit hours) are broken down into the categories below. There are
numerous courses within each category to choose from and majors should consult with their
academic advisor for current course offerings. Find more information on this collaborative
degree at: 

• Introduction to Sustainability (3 cr.)
• Scientific Foundations of Sustainability (3 cr.)
• Two courses in Sustainability Science (6 cr.)
• Two courses in Social and Behavioral Foundations of Sustainability (6 cr.)
• Sustainability in the Arts and Humanities (3 cr.)
• Two courses in Methods and Techniques for Sustainability (6 cr.)
• Written Communication (3 cr.)
• Business and Economics of Sustainability (3 cr.)
• Sustainability Capstone (3 cr.)
• Two courses in Sustainability Electives (6 cr.)

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