Sustainability Science B.S.

This program is new and not yet admitting students.  Students will be able to be admitted to this program after DOE approval is granted (pending as of March 2021).  Interested students should contact their advisor or the ICPS Department for more information about the status of the approval. 

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Area A2 -- Must take MATH   1112, MATH   1113, or MATH   1441
Area D.II -- Must take MATH   1441 Calculus I if not taken in Area A2
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
BIOL   1107Principles of Biology I3
BIOL   1107LPrinciples of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL   1108Principles of Biology II3
BIOL   1108LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
May substitute CHEM   1211K and CHEM   1212K if BIOL   1107 and BIOL   1108 are taken in Area D
STAT   1401Elementary Statistics3
Choose one course from the list below3
Environmental Biology
Chemistry and the Environment
Physical Geography
Environmental Geology
Environmental Physics
Choose one of the courses below3
Calculus II
Elementary Statistics II
Carry over from MATH   1441 Calculus I in Area A2 or Area D.II1
Major Specific Requirements8-16
Students must complete the lab science courses below if not taken in Area D and Area F
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Introduction to the Earth
General Historical Geology
Major Requirements
BIOL   3133Evolution and Ecology3
CHEM   3401Organic Chemistry I4
GEOG   3440Introduction to GIS and Cartography 4
SUST   3500Sustainability Research Methods3
Choose three credit hours from below3
Practicum in Environmental Sustainability
Sustainability Research
Major Electives21
Choose 21 credit hours from the list below. Courses chosen must be from at least three different subject areas, and at least three of those credit hours must be at 4000-level or above.
Bioinstrumental Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 2
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry I 2
Physiology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Field Biology
Botany
Environmental Microbiology
Vertebrate Zoology
Principles of Ecology
Invertebrate Zoology
Biology of Marine Organisms
Physiological Ecology
Toxicology
Limnology
Invasive Species
Parasitology
Fisheries Biology
Barrier Island Ecology
Entomology
Ichthyology
Herpetology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Phycology
Marine Pollution
Wildlife Management
Conservation Biology
Aquatic Ecology
Plant Ecology
Marine Ecology
Stream Ecology
Insect Ecology
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Ethical Issues in Chemistry
Chemistry of Biofuels
Green Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Weather and Climate
Intermediate GIS
Economic Geography
Population Geography
Nature and Society
Remote Sensing
Cultural Geography
Environmental Impact and Remediation
Tourism Geographies
Biogeography
Ecohydrology
Field Methods
Mineralogy
Petrology and Petrography
Geochemistry
Economic Mineralogy
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
Barrier Island Environmental Geology
Coastal Geology
Geomorphology
Hydrogeology
Advanced Hydrogeology
Sea Turtle Natural History
Probability
Introduction to Biophysics
Applied Statistics
Guided Electives 16
May include 0-2 hours carry-over from Area F
Environmental Archaeology
Anthropology and Human Problems
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems
Rhetoric of Social Movements
Environmental Economics
Economic Development
World Regional Geography
Sustainability for the Built Environment
Development and Sustainability
Sustainable Ocean Policy
Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics
Environmental Politics
International Relations
Politics of the Global South
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Principles of Environmental Health
Introduction to Public Health
Adventure Education
Outdoor Recreation Management
Environmental Education and Interpretation
Environmental Sociology
Global Sustainability and Innovation
Hazardous Waste Management
Environmental Law
Technical and Professional Editing
Advanced Technical Writing
or other Advisor-approved coursework
Electives 10-8
Take additional courses as necessary to complete a total 124 credit hours
Total Credit Hours124

1. Courses must be selected so-as to complete at least 39 credit hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework overall.

2. Students may not receive credit for both BCHM 3200 Principles of Biochemistry and BCHM 5201 Biochemistry I

 Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.