Student-Designed Concentration

The student-designed (SD) concentration allows students to develop a focused combination of courses not encompassed by the specified E&S concentrations. Each student will work with a faculty advisor to identify eight courses and provide a one- to two-page (single-spaced) rationale for their theme and choice of courses with depth in an aspect of environment and sustainability.

Course Requirements

  • Eight courses beyond the E&S core requirements.
  • No specific courses are required but at least six of the eight courses in the concentration must be 3000-level courses.
  • All courses must be at least three credits.
  • A course may only be used once to meet either a core or concentration requirement.
  • Courses should reflect an environment or sustainability theme.
  • Independent study courses, internship credits, and research credits are not eligible for the SD concentration.

Students interested in designing their own concentration must submit an application by the end of their sophomore year.

More information

  • Avian Ecology and Conservation
  • Climate Change Solutions
  • Ecological Agriculture
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Environmental Literature and Criticism
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Biology
  • Marine Conservation and Management
  • Science Policy and Communication
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Business
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Sustainable Marketing
  • Water Resource Management
  • Wildlife Conservation