B. A. in Sustainability Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • The IU South Bend campuswide general-education curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts additional requirements (14-23 cr.) 
  • Major concentration and elective requirements.
  • The required minor (15-18 cr.) taken in any campus school or interdisciplinary program.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition, major and minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (33 cr.)
Introduction (3 cr.)
  • SUST-S 201 Foundations of Sustainability

Core Courses
Scientific Foundations of Sustainability :: Select two (6 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1
  • BIOL-N 390 The Natural World
    VT: Environmental Biology
    Note :: Biology majors can substitute BIOL-L 473 Ecology; or
    BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology
  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Chemistry and Our Environment
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceonography
  • GEOL-G 219 Meteorology
  • HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Sustainability :: Select two (6 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 115 Environment and People
  • POLS-Y 343 The Politics of International Development
  • SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Sustainable Communities
  • SUST-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Just Food: Sustainable Food Systems
  • SUST-S 361 Sustainability Abroad
    VT: Just Food: Sustainable Food Systems
  • WOST-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Women and Sustainability
Sustainability and the Arts and Humanities (6 cr.)
  • HIST-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: History of United States Environmental Units
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Environmental Philosophy
Business and Economics of Sustainability :: Select one (3 cr.)
  • BUS-B 399 Business and Society
  • SUST-S 411 Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Electives :: Select any two courses listed above or below (6 cr.)
  • BIOL-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Food and Oil: Do They Mix
  • GEOL-G 190 The Evolving Earth
    VT: Geology and the National Parks
  • INTL-I 490 International Studies Capstone Seminar; or
  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization
    VT: International Inequalities and Global Issues
  • PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy
    VT: Philosophy and Evolution
  • PSY-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Social Justice
  • SOC-S 306 Urban Society
  • SUST-S 360 Topics in Sustainability Studies
  • SUST-S 361 Sustainability Abroad
  • SUST-S 460 Strategies for Transformative Leadership and Community Engagement
  • SUST-S 495 Directed Readings in Sustainability
  • SUST-S 496 Research in Sustainability
Capstone :: Select one (3 cr.)
  • SUST-S 490 Sustainability Practicum
  • SUST-S 491 Internship in Sustainability

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