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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
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Geography, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience Concentration, BS

The Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience concentration prepares students seeking careers related to environmental policy, climate change or urban planning and in pursuit of graduate degrees in geography. Emphasis is on social-science based understanding of climate change issues, climate justice, policy, mitigation and adaptation, as well as environmental issues and environmental policies and a foundational understanding of physical geography and climatology. Students will address the vulnerability that communities, states and countries currently have with regards to the environmental consequences of climate change. An appropriate sequence of courses enables students to acquire an appreciation of the challenges engaging in and communicating sustainable solutions and climate resiliency.

Course Requirements

Required environmental sustainability and climate resilience courses (6 credits)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

Planning elective (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

High impact practices in geography elective (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Cognate elective (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Global language elective (0-9 credits)

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English at the intermediate level. This requirement may be met with the completion of a course at the intermediate level or through a waiver based on showing intermediate proficiency of any language other than English. The languages currently offered at BSU at the intermediate level are:

Total minimum credits: 50-59

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.