Credits required
32 or 45+ 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 or 45+ quarter credits are equal to 21.33 or 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$318 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.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Sustainability (Double Degree) – Online


Oregon State's sustainability double degree program will expose you to rich, interdisciplinary coursework that explores modern sustainability issues and fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex issues in communities and workplaces.

Courses within this degree program are offered by various OSU colleges, which means you learn from faculty who are involved in basic and applied research around the world that promotes sustainability.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 212 quarter credits total are required to earn both the degree in your primary major as well as the double degree in sustainability. Sustainability major requirements and curriculum details are available on Oregon State's official academic catalog

For details about OSU's baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.

Sample course topics

  • Sustainable communities
  • Human impacts on ecosystems
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Social dimensions of sustainability
  • Environmental sociology
  • Society and natural resources
  • Natural resource economics
  • Environmental ecology

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. For new Oregon State students, please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits of your double degree coursework must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. For postbaccalaureate students who graduated from OSU, a minimum of 32 credits is required to earn a subsequent bachelor's degree in sustainability.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. For example, combine sustainability with a minor in environmental sciences, or complement your sustainability studies with a minor in natural resource and environmental law and policy to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market. 


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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