Sustainability Studies, BASS Flex-Track Degree for Adults
Offered in: Chicago | Roosevelt Online
The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degrees at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Flex-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn the bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Arts Flex-Track degree in Sustainability Studies is open to students 22 years of age and older. Its main requirements include seven core SUST courses, one SUST elective, two "relevant electives" in an appropriate subject area, an 18-credit-hour "functional area" (which may also be a minor) in a related discipline or interdisciplinary area, selected general education seminars specifically geared toward the needs and learning styles of adult learners, and general electives.
These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:
- Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
- Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
- Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University.
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.
ENG 101 COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING is a pre-requisite for all 200-level SUST courses; the university writing requirement is a pre-requisite for all 300-level SUST courses.
Grade of C- or higher required in all major courses.
|SUST 210||SUSTAINABLE FUTURE||3|
|SUST 310||ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE||3|
|SUST 320||SPRAWL, TRANSPORT, PLANNING||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|POLICY, LAW, ETHICS|
|SERVICE AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN SUSTAINABILITY|
|SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES INTERNSHIP|
|Two electives, chosen in consultation with an advisor, from these subject areas: SUST, BCHM, BIOL, CHEM, CJL, ECON, ENVS, HOSM, MATH, OLED, PHSC, POS, or SOC||6|
|Functional Area or Minor|
|Related courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor||18|
|General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives|
|Courses to total 120||78|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
General Education Requirements
|General Education Courses:|
|PLS 201||CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS||3|
|PLS 202||INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING||3|
|PLS 220||TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY||3|
|MATH 110||QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or higher)||3|
|General education (University Writing Requirement):|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Select additional courses from any area to complete the 120-hour degree requirement|
|Upper Level General Education Seminars:|
|PLS 350||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 351||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 360||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I||3|
|PLS 361||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II||3|
|PLS 370||HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 371||HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 397||ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION||3|
|PLS 398||SENIOR THESIS||3|
|Total Credit Hours||42|
Options for Minors and Double-Majors
Students may double-major with other Flex-Track majors in the College of Professional Studies or minor in other fields offered throughout the university. A minor and/or double-major in a professional, natural science, or social science discipline gives a SUST major additional focus and power, both for graduate study or the job market.
Recommended minors include:
- Professional: Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Journalism, Organizational Leadership, Paralegal Studies
- Natural Science: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Math
- Social Science: Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Justice Studies, Sociology