Sustainability Studies

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department: Academic Foundations

CIP Code: 30.3301

MCC Program Code: SC02

NYSED Code (BRI): 34872

NYSED Code (DCC): 34873

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Description
Sustainability, which is grounded on the conviction that societies should develop ways to meet their present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, is a field of concern and inquiry that involves a wide range of disciplines. The degree program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of those issues, topics, and disciplines that sustainability encompasses. Courses in the program will focus on the social, economic, institutional, and environmental aspects of sustainability as they relate to both human society and the non-human environment. The objectives of the sustainability program are three fold: to introduce students to the ways that different disciplines contribute to the work of sustainability; to help students understand the complex web of cause and effect that interconnects those disciplines; and to connect an understanding of sustainability to larger issues of energy, the environment, social and economic justice, agriculture, etc.
(Housed in the Academic Foundations Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Describe how natural social and economic systems are interrelated.
2) Evaluate the interrelated trends of population growth resource consumption and technological progress since the Industrial revolution.
3) Analyze how individual actions affect the sustainability of social economic or environmental systems.
4) Design a solution to sustainability-related problem.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Level 8 Math or completion of MTH 104 with a C or higher or Algebra II with Trigonometry with a C or higher. Biology. Chemistry.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
SCIENCE TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics3
BIO 116 Introduction to Environmental Science3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS OR OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE3
MTH 165 OR HIGHER*3
BIO 155 General Biology I4
GEO 101 Physical Geology OR
GEG 100 Physical Geography Laboratory I AND GEG 101 Physical Geography

4
Total
14
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics3
GEG 102 Human Geography OR
SOC 209 Environmental Sociology
3
BIO 156 General Biology II OR
BIO 260 General Ecology
4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total
16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
PHY 145 College Physics I OR
PHY 154 General Physics I OR
PHY 161 University Physics I
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**3
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II4
Total
17
TOTAL CREDITS
62
SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics3
BIO 116 Introduction to Environmental Science3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS OR OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE3
MTH 165 OR HIGHER*3
BIO 155 General Biology I4
GEO 101 Physical Geology OR
GEG 100 Physical Geography Laboratory I AND GEG 101 Physical Geography

4
POS 101 Introduction to Political Science OR
POS 102 American National Government
3
Total
17
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 156 General Biology OR
GEO 101 Physical Geology
4
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics3
GEG 102 Human Geography OR
SOC 209 Environmental Sociology
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
CHE 151 General College Chemistry II4
Total
16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics I3
BIO 260 General Ecology4
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**3
Total
16
TOTAL CREDITS
64
TOTAL CREDITS
62-64

* Mathematics course requirement should be selected with guidance from a faculty advisor. MTH 175 is recommended for students pursuing the Sustainability Studies: Science Track.

**PROGRAM ELECTIVES
AGS 101; BIO 114, BIO 118, BIO 156, BIO 195, BIO 230; GEG 102, GEG 104, GEG 211, GEG 218; GEO 108 formerly GEO 137, GEO 210; MTH 160, MTH 161; PHL 105, PHL 210; SOC 210, SOC 102, SOC 202, SOC 209; any course section with a GR (Sustainability) or SV (Service Learning) designation.
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