The Sustainability Double Degree and Minor are offered via the Corvallis campus, Ecampus, and the Cascades campus in Bend. There are three aspects to the Sustainability Double Degree, which requires earning 32 credits in addition to the 180 credits required for student's primary major: (1) 5 Sustainability Core Courses, (2) a Practicum experience, and (3) elective credits. The Sustainability Minor, which requires earning 27 credits within the 180 required for primary major, consists of the 5 Sustainability Core Courses and elective courses; no Practicum is required. If Minor students want to do a Practicum, they may count these credits towards their Sustainability electives.
After successful completion of the Sustainability Double Degree and Minor requirements, students will be able to:
- Apply principles and theories of ecological science to issues of concern in environmental science, such as loss of biodiversity and use of nonrenewable resources (scientific literacy).
- Read and interpret graphs and data, and explain sources of uncertainty in scientific data and environmental model predictions (scientific literacy).
- Demonstrate proficiency with sustainability assessment tools and their application to various human systems.
- Interpret and apply available data and information to create sustainable solutions for desired future community/organizational conditions.
- Communicate sustainability while collaborating with multiple audiences with diverse backgrounds and interests. Be able to write and talk with both experts and lay people about their special interest in sustainability.