Major Requirements - Sustainability and Environmental Management

Bachelor of Science - Sustainability and Environmental Management

As the world continues to explore and address the impacts of environmental and human sustainability, it is important to provide a program that will give students the tools to deal with these critical issues in society.  These critical issues include:  air pollution, climate change, water and land resource change, energy production change, consumerism and societal needs for adaptation.  Such issues can cross environmental, economic and societal borders and it is important to look at these issues holistically.  For these reasons, the major in Sustainability and Environmental Management will take both an interdisciplinary and a multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues so students may identify problems, propose solutions, and inform others of such possible solutions.

The program is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree with 15 core courses. Classes will focus on academic content and allow students opportunities for experiential learning both in the community and the unique landscape of George Williams College.  As students reach completion of the program, opportunities for internships will allow further experiential development to prepare the student for the workforce or for the rigors of graduate school.
After program completion, students may pursue an environmental career in government, industry, public policy, advertising, environmental consulting, community development or urban and rural land-use planning.  Students will also be well prepared to pursue graduate studies including Environmental Law or Environmental Studies with degree concentrations such as advocacy, biology, education, management, policy or sustainability.
Required core courses:

SEM2100                Environmental Ethics (4)
SEM2200                Environmental Chemistry (4)
SEM2300                Natural Resources Economics (4)
SEM2400                Literature and the Environment (3)
SEM3100                Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
SEM3200                Ecology and Conservation Biology (4)
SEM3300                Environmental Statistics (4)
SEM3400                Environmental Soils and Food Production (4)
SEM4100                Grant Writing and Fundraising (3)
SEM4200                Water Resources and Environment (4)
SEM4300                Senior Capstone in Environmental Issues (4)
SEM4400                Environmental Literacy and Critical Inquiry (4)
SEM4500                Environmental Management (4)
SEM4600                Civilizations and Their Environment (4)
SEM4700                Energy and Changing Technology (4)