Sustainability Program



The Associate of Arts degree in Sustainability provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the biological, social and economic considerations of issues related to the environment and environmental degradation.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Sustainability 18-20*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate of Arts Degree


For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for Major: Units
SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability 3
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Sciences Statistics 3
BUSE 115 Statistics for Business 3
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics 3
Select three units from the following
PHIL 131 Environmental Ethics 3
ECON 220 Environmental Economics 3
Select three to five units from the following
SUST 270 Occupational Work Experience 1, 2, 3 or 4
PHIL 131 Environmental Ethics 3
ECON 220 Environmental Economics 3
ARCH 231 Sustainability in the Built Environment 4
BIOL 180 Plants and People 3
BUSE 190 Opportunities in Business 3
GEOG 101L Physical Geography Laboratory 1
Total Units = 18-20

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes