Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

FYG - Sustainable Development, Environmental, BS

Sustainable Development - Environmental Studies Concentration, BS



Program Code: 604*/604D
CIP Code: 03.0103

Non-Teaching

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)


SD 2400  and PHL 2015  if taken for the major may be used in GEN ED: ILE: Sustainability & Global Resources; or SD 3715  /ENG 3715   if taken for the major may count toward GEN ED: ILE: The Human-Animal Bond. 

Major Requirements (69-75 Hours)


2. 0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in fulfillment of the major requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.

Students must complete the WID and CAP requirements:

Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID) (from SD 3420 , SD 3475 , SD 3610 , SD 3750 , SD 3800 , or SD 4150 )

Senior Capstone Experience (CAP) (SD 4550 )

Environmental Studies Concentration (48-54 Hours)


No course used in above core or major requirements may be used in this concentration.

Electives (15-18 Hours)


Electives must be chosen in consultation with your SD advisor, and must include at least three courses that address the natural science and physical science dimensions of environmental issues (e.g. BIO, GHY, GLY, PHY, CHE or related statistical skills.) Other courses should address the social sciences or humanities dimensions of environmental issues (see examples on the SD website sd.appstate.edu).

Environmental Specialization (15-18 Hours)


The Environmental Specialization is comprised of courses that have a coherent emphasis relevant to the student’s area of interest and that provide useful skills for social change. Courses for this requirement must be chosen in consultation with your SD advisor. Courses counted for other major requirements may not be counted in the Environmental Specialization. See examples on the SD website www.sd.appstate.edu.

Minor (Optional)


  • 9 hours of a minor must be completed at Appalachian

Free Electives (1-13 Hours)


To total a minimum of 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)