Sustainability Science (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.S. Sustainability Science)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Sustainability Science Major (B.S.)

Sustainability Science (M.S.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

Required Courses
EAES 509Current Issues in Sustainability Science3
EAES 575Environmental Economics3
EAES 591Methods in Environmental Research3
Elective Graduate Courses
Select one of the following:3-4
Building Sustainable Communities
Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity
Environmental Geoscience
Water Resource Management
Environmental Law
Environmental Law and Policy
Waste Management
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Change and Communication
Seminar in Environmental Management
Total Credits12

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
 4 6
Total Credits 10