SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Interdisciplinary Programs

CIP Code: 03.0103

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 RequirementsCredit 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
ELECTIVE*****3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
MTH 165 OR HIGHER**3-4
BIO 155 General Biology I4
GEO 101 Introduction to Geology OR
GEG 100 Physical Geography Laboratory I AND GEG 101 Physical Geography

4
Total14-15
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
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 -19 Credit Hours
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCES SEQUENCE***3-4
PHY 145 College Physics I OR
PHY 154 General Physics I OR
PHY 161 University Physics I
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3-4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II4
Total17-19
TOTAL CREDITS62-65
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
ELECTIVE*****3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours ****
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
MTH 165 OR HIGHER**3-4
BIO 155 General Biology I4
GEO 101 Introduction to Geology OR
GEG 100 Physical Geography Laboratory I AND GEG 101 Physical Geography

4
POS 110 Introduction to Political Science OR
POS 120 American National Government
3
Total17-18
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 156 General Biology OR
GEO 101 Introduction to Geology I (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
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-18 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics I3
BIO 260 General Ecology4
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCES SEQUENCE***3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE****3-4
Total16-18
TOTAL CREDITS64-67
PROGRAM ELECTIVES****
BIO 113 Introduction to Agriculture1
BIO 114 Natural History of Rochester3
BIO 118 Practical Botany 3
BIO 156 General Biology II4
BIO 195 Field Studies in Biology - Marine Biology of the Bahamas3
BIO 230 Molecular Genetics4
GEG 102 Human Geography 3
GEG 104 Weather and Climate3
GEG 211 Economic Geography3
GEG 218 Political Geography3
GEO 137 Dangerous Earth3
GEO 152 Environmental Geology3
MTH 160 Statistics I3
MTH 161 Statistics II3
PHL 105 Technology and Values3
PHL 210 Human Rights & Democracy in Domestic and International Contexts3
SOC 210 Global Interdependence 3
SOC 102 Social Problems3
SOC 202 Urban Sociology3
SOC 209 Environmental Sociology 3
TOTAL CREDITS62-66

* See SUNY General Education requirements for students transferring to a four-year SUNY school.
** Course chosen to meet Mathematics requirement should be with guidance from a faculty advisor.
*** MTH 175 recommended for students pursuing the Sustainability Science track.
**** In addition to the listed courses, any course or section with a GR (Sustainability) or SV (Service Learning) designation can be counted as a program elective.
***** See SUNY General Education requirements for students transferring to a four-year SUNY school.
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