University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sustainability Science and Practice B.S.

Bachelor of Science - Sustainability Science and Practice

General Education Requirements 

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Sustainability Knowledge and Science27
Sustainability Theory6
Analysis, Research, and Integrative Thinking10
Sustainability in Practice: Internship3
Sustainability in Practice: Capstone Experience3
Total Hours49

Degree Specific Credits: 49

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Sustainability Knowledge and Science

Complete all of the following courses:
ENSC 105NEnvironmental Science3
BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
or BIOB 170N Principles of Biological Diversity
GEO 103NIntroduction to Environmental Geology3
CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry4
or CHMY 141N College Chemistry I
NRSM 281Science of Climate Change3
ENSC 360Applied Ecology3
ENST 410TEK of Indigenous Peoples3
Sustainability Knowledge and Science Electives - Complete 2 of the following courses:6
Freshwater Ecology
Stream Ecology
Conservation Ecology
Weather and Climate
Earth's Changing Climate
Soils, Water and Climate
Elements of Ecological Restoration
Watershed Hydrology
Global Cycles and Climate
Environmental Soil Science
Ecosystem Climatology
Foundations of Restoration Ecology
Statistical Methods I
Total Hours28

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sustainability Theory

Complete the following course:
ENST 225SSustainable Communities3
Sustainability Theory Electives - Complete 1 of the following courses:3
Communication, Consumption, and Climate
Economics of the Environment
Environment Montana: A to Z
Food Justice and Sustainability
Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Analysis, Research, and Integrative Thinking

Complete all of the following courses:
ENST 201Environmental Info Resources3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Complete 1 of the following courses:3
Sustainability Reporting
Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions
Intro to GIS and Cartography
Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt
Planning Principles & Processes
Environmental Planning
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sustainability in Practice: Internship


  • 3 credits are required; 6 are recommended.
  • Other internships may be used to complete this requirement at the discretion of the program director.
Complete 1 of the following courses:3
Supervised Internship
Supervised Internship (PEAS)
Cooperative Education/Intern
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sustainability in Practice and Capstone Experience

Complete one of the following courses:3
Community Sustainability in Practice
Senior Thesis/Capstone
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-