Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FYG - Sustainable Development, Environmental, BA

Sustainable Development - Environmental Studies Concentration, BA

Program Code: 603*/603B
CIP Code: 03.0103


General Education (44 Hours)

(SD 2400   & PHL 2015   if taken for the major may count toward General Education ILE: Sustainability & Global Resources; or SD 3715  /ENG 3715   if taken for the major may count toward General Education: ILE: Animal Studies.)



Language Requirements (3 Hours)

Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:

Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.

Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.


Major Requirements (51 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 )

Required Environmental Studies Concentration (30 Hours)

Courses counted for other major requirements may not be counted in the Required Environmental Studies Concentration.

Environmental Specialization (12 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 of the SD Website: www.sd.appstate.edu).

Minor Required (12-18 Hours)

9 sh of a minor must be completed at Appalachian. Students must have their minors approved by their SD advisor. 

Free Electives (4-16 Hours)

To total a minimum of 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)