Sustainable Development - Undergraduate Supplemental Major

This program consists of 24 credits drawn from the lists below of which 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above. The student must take

Select 6 credit hours (2 classes) from the core curriculum6
Select 15 credit hours (5 classes) of electives15
Select 3 credit hours (1 class) of sustainable development field study3
Total Credits24

Advisor: Lois Stanford, Anthropology


Core Requirements
Select two from the following:6
World Agriculture and Food Problems3
Environmental Anthropology3
Principles of Ecology3
Introduction to Climate Science4
Environmental Sociology3
Elective Courses
Select 15 credits from the following: 115
Natural Resource Economics3
Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
Food and Culture Around the World3
Conservation Biology3
Science & Society3
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
Global Environment3
Agriculture in an Interconnected World3
Social Issues in the Rural Americas3
Additional Courses
With the permission of the program advisor, students may substitute 1 class that presents a topical focus on sustainable development. 2
Field Requirements
Select 3 credits from the following: 33
Special Research Project1-3
Special Topics1-4
Total Credits24

Courses are limited in each department in order to encourage students to take classes in different disciplines and broaden their perspective.


Certain courses, such as SOC 489 Globalization or special topics courses may have a sustainable development focus, depending on the instructor or subheading. In these cases the student can request permission to substitute this specific course for an elective class listed above.


In addition, students are expected to take one class that applies the principles and concepts of sustainable development in a local, regional or international setting. Students may opt to enroll in one of the classes listed below, or they may choose to work on an independent study or internship in sustainable development. In these cases, students should seek the approval of the sustainable development committee before embarking on the field experience or internship.