What will I learn?

Students majoring in sustainability will be prepared to pursue careers in the private sector or government. Career areas include sustainable practices, natural resource management, renewable energy, community planning, non-governmental organizations and education.

Sustainability: Bachelor of Arts

Students majoring in sustainability may choose either a Natural Science Specialization or a Social Science Specialization.

The concept of sustainability encompasses a wide range of topics broadly focused around environmental conservation, economic development, and social justice issues. Its unifying core is a commitment to the development of a more desirable world, one that can be sustained over time while preserving the health of both human society and the environment.

Students majoring in Sustainability will be prepared to pursue careers in the private sector or government in the areas of sustainable practices, natural resource management, renewable energy, community planning, and non-governmental organizations focused on sustainable development or community empowerment.

Social Sciences Specialization (18 hours)

  • ANTH 425 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • ANTH 426 - Collapse of Societies
  • ANTH 427 - The Holocene
  • ANTH 428 - Sustainability and Urbanism
  • BADM 338 - Green Entrepreneurship
  • BIOL 454 - Environmental Ethics
  • ECON 410 - Economic Growth and Development
  • ESCI 425 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • ECON 472 - Resource and Environmental Economics (C)
  • MCOM 243 - Public Relations Principles
  • PHIL 454 - Environmental Ethics (C)
  • POLS 320 - Public Administration (C)
  • POLS 404 - Local Government Administration and Politics
  • POLS 407 - Environmental Law and Policy (C)
  • POLS 421 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector [online only]
  • POLS 425 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • SOC 462 - Population Studies (C)
  • SPCM 418 - Environmental Communication
  • SPCM 422 - Persuasion (C)
  • SUST 421 - Sustaining the Human Food Supply
  • SUST 426 - Collapse of Societies
  • SUST 427 - The Holocene
  • SUST 428 - Sustainability and Urbanism
  • SUST 491 - Independent Study (C)
  • SUST 492 - Topics (C)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $12,807 (This fees is for 30 credit hours)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Room 110,

414 E Clark St,

VERMILLION,

South Dakota,

57069, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

International students who have officially completed secondary school (high school) in either the United States or their home country may apply for undergraduate admission. High school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT), 530 or higher (paper test), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0 or higher, Cambridge International Examinations English subject O-Level with B or higher, English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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