Credits required
32+ Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 32+ quarter credits are equal to 21+ semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online You can complete all courses in this program 100% online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Sustainability (Double Degree) – Online

Curriculum

This is a unique bachelor's degree program in sustainability that is only available as a double degree to OSU students. This means you will need to have a primary major in another subject area and complete that first before being able to earn your degree in sustainability. At the completion of this program, you will have two bachelor's degrees: one in your primary major and the other in sustainability.

Courses within this degree program are offered by various OSU colleges, whose faculty are involved in basic and applied research around the world that promote sustainability.

The degree requirements consist of these main areas:

  1. Complete your credits for your primary major (180 credits, which includes the baccalaureate core)
  2. Complete an additional 32 credits as part of the sustainability degree
  3. Program internship (counts toward the 32 credits above)

Course topics within the sustainability degree program include:

  • Sustainable communities
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Social dimensions of sustainability
  • Sustainability assessment

To view the sustainability major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official academic catalog. For details about OSU's baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.

Transfer credits

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

Add a minor

OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. For example, combine environmental economics and a business minor or environmental economics plus an anthropology minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market. 

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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