Undergraduate Degree - Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Program:
Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Program Code:
5382 Envir Studies & Sustainability
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS14
Department:
Department of Community Sustainability
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Community Sustainability

Undergraduate Programs
Environmental Studies and Sustainability

The Department of Community Sustainability offers a Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. This program of study is concerned with who uses natural resources, how they use them, and how positive outcomes of use can be enhanced and negative impacts can be mitigated. It examines resource use and allocation through the lenses of community engagement, sustainability and environmental justice. Students benefit from a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, as well as disciplinary and methods courses carefully selected to enhance students’ technical knowledge. Professional internships, a legacy project and study abroad experiences are encouraged to provide students with experiences beyond the classroom and the university campus. Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter professions in environmental, natural resource, agricultural and community development fields through careers in education, government, private industry, non-profit organizations, and public relations and communications or enter a professional or graduate school program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog: 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Environmental Studies and Sustainability major is met by completing Community Sustainability 330, or 433. Those courses are referenced in item 3. d. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Environmental Studies and Sustainability major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Community Sustainability may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses: Biological Science 162 and 172, and Chemistry 141. The completion of Biological Science 172 satisfies the laboratory requirement. Biological Science 162 and 172, and Chemistry 141 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources mathematics requirement may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major (64 to 68 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (31 credits):
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
    CSUS 221 Seminar in Environmental and Sustainability Careers 1
    CSUS 300 Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability 3
    CSUS 301 Community Engagement for Sustainability 3
    CSUS 310 History of Environmental Thought and Sustainability 3
    EEP 255 Ecological Economics 3
    IBIO 355 Ecology 3
    b. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    CSUS 215 International Development and Sustainability 3
    CSUS 265 Exploring Environmental and Sustatinability Issues and Policy with Film 3
    CSUS 273 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
    CSUS 276 Sustaining our National Parks and Recreation Lands 3
    c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    CSUS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
    GEO 206 Physical Geography 3
    GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability (W) 3
    CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development (W) 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan  3
    CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
    FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
    IBIO 446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy 3
    f. Three of the following courses (9 to 11 credits):
    CSUS 320 Environmental Planning and Management 3
    CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
    CSUS 425 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
    CSUS 429 Program Evaluation for Community Sustainability 3
    FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resources Management 4
    GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
    GEO 325 Geographic Information Systems 3
    g. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    CSUS 322 Leadership for Community Sustainability 3
    CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability (W) 3
    CSUS 473 Social Entrepreneurship for Community Sustainability 3
    CSUS 476 Natural Resource Recreation Management 4
    h. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CSUS 343 Community Food and Agricultural Systems 3
    CSUS 431 Interpretation and Visitor Information Systems 3
    CSUS 445 Community-Based Environmental and Sustainability Education 3
    CSUS 447 Community Economic Development 3
    i. A minimum of 3 credits in one of the following courses:
    CSUS 418 Community Sustainability Study Abroad 3 to 6
    CSUS 419 International Studies in Community Sustainability 3 to 12
    CSUS 493 Professional Internship in Community Sustainability 3 to 6
    Students may substitute another appropriate course with approval of the department.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Environmental Studies and Sustainability, BS (5382)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Cell and Molecular Biology
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Cell and Molecular Biology: 1 course from BS161

Requirement 12: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Organismal and Population Biology
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Organismal and Population Biology: 1 course from BS162

Requirement 13: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory: 1 course from BS172

Requirement 14: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - General Chemistry
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - General Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141

Requirement 15: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Introduction to Sustainability
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Introduction to Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS200

Requirement 16: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Seminar in Environmental and Sustainability Careers
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Seminar in Environmental and Sustainability Careers: 1 course from CSUS221

Requirement 17: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS300

Requirement 18: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Citizen Engagement for Sustainability
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Citizen Engagement for Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS301

Requirement 19: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - History of Environmental Thought and Sustainability
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - History of Environmental Thought and Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS310

Requirement 20: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Ecological Economics
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Ecological Economics: 1 course from EEP255

Requirement 21: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Ecology
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Ecology: 1 course from IBIO355

Requirement 22: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Required Selection
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Required Selection: 2 courses from CSUS215, CSUS265, CSUS273, CSUS276

Requirement 23: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Required Selection 2
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Required Selection 2: 1 course from CSS210, GEO206, GLG201

Requirement 24: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Tier II Writing
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Tier II Writing: 1 course from CSUS330, CSUS433

Requirement 25: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Environmental and Resource Policy
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Environmental and Resource Policy: 1 course from CSUS464, CSUS465, FOR466, IBIO446

Requirement 26: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Environmental Planning and Management and Geographic Information Systems
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Environmental Planning and Management and Geographic Information Systems: 3 courses from CSUS320, CSUS354, CSUS425, CSUS429, FW419, GEO325, GEO221

Requirement 27: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Community Sustainability
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Community Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS322, CSUS330, CSUS473, CSUS476

Requirement 28: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Elective
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Elective: 1 course from CSUS343, CSUS431, CSUS445, CSUS447

Requirement 29: Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Internship or Study Abroad
Major - Environmental Studies and Sustainability - Internship or Study Abroad: 1 course from CSUS418, CSUS419, CSUS493

Requirement 30: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 31: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 32: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 33: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 34: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.