Sustainability Studies Major Requirements
The requirements for the major in sustainability studies are as follows:
9.75 to 10.75 units of course work including the following:
ENVN 100 (.25 unit, theory), 102 (one unit, theory), 220 (one unit, tool), 230 (.75 unit, tool), 430 (.75 unit, tool); Political Science 216 or Anthropology 375 (one unit, theory), Geology 111 (one unit, tool)
UVSQ Study Abroad: Time and Uncertainty (.75 unit, theory)
UVSQ Study Abroad: NTICs and the Environment (.75 unit, tool)
UVSQ Study Abroad: Selected terrains (.75 unit/each with a project; a list of terrains offered at the UVSQ is available in the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and the Office of the Registrar)
One unit selected from the following: English 206, 238, 354; History 337; Philosophy 301; Art History 315 or an approved substitute. In some cases, courses may require prerequisites, class standing, or permission of the instructor. Please discuss these options with your adviser.
- Selection from one approved opportunity for experiential or topical learning (up to one unit).
- Honors Program or Departmental Honors Thesis
- Directed study or additional terrain through Albion College
- ENVN 201, 206
- Anthropology 240
- Biology 240
- Geology 104,106
- Physics 102
Prior to taking more advanced courses in political science or anthropology and economics, students should consider taking the following courses (although these are not required): Political Science 101 or Anthropology 105, and Economics 101. Students with some facility in French should take the French language proficiency test. French language courses are excellent options for students considering international studies or careers in sustainability. The language of instruction at the UVSQ in this program is English.
Arrangements for the semester of study abroad at the UVSQ are made jointly through the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and the Albion College Center for International Education.