The Institute for Sustainable Practice's (ISP) undergraduate major, Environmental and Sustainability Science allow students to focus on any number of a wide variety of areas in sustainable practice while also receiving a well-rounded education that is grounded in the principles of science, business, public policy and more. Our Undergraduate Major has a built-in Biology Minor and students can choose from 3 concentrations, or areas of focus (Conservation Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Agro-Ecology (including Organic Farming and Sustainable Foods), and Environmental Law and Policy) or choose the Sustainable Practice concentration to develop a specialty area specific to their interests.
BI 3123 Engineering Ethics
BY 1134 Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
BY 1144 Principles of Biology: Diversity & Ecology
BY 3712 Conservation of Natural Resources
BY 4044 Ecology
CM 1113/1211 General Chemistry I with Lab
CM 1123/1221 General Chemistry II with Lab
ESS 1013 Environmental Biology
ESS 2013 Sustainable Energy Sources
ESS 2123 Principles Of Sustainability
ESS 4213 Environmental Law & Policy
ESS 450V Individual Study/Senior Research
ESS 4992 Senior Seminar
LJS 3103 or 3403 Dispute Resolution /Conflict Management
MA 2183 Elementary Statistics
Remainder of courses include those associated with the student’s desired area of concentration and electives that will be decided upon in collaboration with the Institute’s Academic Advisor.
In addition to the ESS Major, we offer a Minor in Sustainable Practice, which is awarded by taking 18 hours of courses from our course offerings.
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates of Lipscomb University’s sustainable practice programs have distinguished themselves in many ways and are presently utilizing their training in many of the following areas.
- Environmental consulting
- Renewable Energy
- Green business and corporate management
- Green entrepreneurship
- Energy production and regulation
- Waste management
- Water and wastewater treatment
- Environmental or sustainability analysis
- LEED and other certification of green construction
- Wildlife biology
- Environmental naturalist positions
- Organic Farming / Food Systems
- Ecology and Conservation Biology
- Environmental Law, Policy and Compliance
- Environmental Non-Profit work
- Preparation for Graduate school and advanced degrees in environmental science and related field
Undergraduate student Mary Randriamaro in Salinas Valley, California.