Students are expected to complete the writing requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
IDS 2154 Facets of Sustainability (Critical Tracking) 3
State Core Gen Ed Composition (Writing Requirement) 3
State Core Gen Ed Mathematics (pure math) 3-4
Foreign language 4-5
Semester Two
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (recommended; Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 4
Core course (Critical Tracking) 3
Science laboratory (Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences) 1
Foreign language 3-5
Semester Three
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (recommended; State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 4
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (recommended; Gen Ed Mathematics ) 3
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 1,4 3
Core course (Critical Tracking) 3
Elective or foreign language if 4-3-3 option 3
Semester Four
Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences (area not taken in semester three) 1 3
Gen Ed Biological Sciences or elective 1,2 3
Core course (Critical Tracking) 3
State Core Gen Ed Humanities 1 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 1,5 3
Semester Five
Gen Ed Composition (Writing Requirement) 3
Cluster courses (Critical Tracking) 6
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
State Core Gen Ed Physical Sciences or elective 1,4,5 3
Semester Six
Cluster courses (Critical Tracking) 6
Elective 3
Elective (3000 level or above; not in major) 3
State Core Gen Ed Humanities (if needed) or elective 1 3
Semester Seven
Cluster courses (Critical Tracking) 6
Electives 4
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Semester Eight
IDS 4942 Sustainability in Action (capstone course; Critical Tracking) 3
Electives credits 7
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
 Total Credits120-124

Approved Cluster Courses

Cluster A | Ethics, Culture, and Human Behavior

AEB 4126Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics (Gen Ed Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
AMH 3630American Environmental History3
ANT 3420Consumer Culture3
ANT 4006Human Rights and Culture3
ANT 4403Environment and Cultural Behavior (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
FOR 3202Society and Natural Resources (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
FNR 4070CEnvironmental Education Program Development3
GEO 3427Plants, Health and Spirituality3
PHI 3633Bioethics3
PHM 3032Ethics and Ecology (Gen Ed Humanities)3
REL 2104Environmental Ethics (Gen Ed Humanities)3
REL 3103Religion and Nature in North America (Gen Ed Humanities)3
REL 3492Religion Ethics and Nature (Gen Ed Humanities)3
SYD 4020Population (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences and International)3
SYD 4510Environment and Society3
SYG 2010Social Problems (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
SYO 4530Social Inequality (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences and Diversity)3
WIS 4523Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation3
WST 3349Ecofeminism3

Cluster B | Economics, Law, and Policy

AEB 2451Economics of Resource Use (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
AEB 3450Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
AEB 4123Agricultural and Natural Resource Law3
AEB 4282International Humanitarian Assistance (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences and International)3
AEB 4283International Development Policy (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
CPO 4793Environmental Politics in the Global South3
ECP 3302Environmental Economics and Resource Policy (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)4
EUH 3683The History of Consumption3
FNR 4660Natural Resource Policy and Economics3
FOR 4664Sustainable Ecotourism Development3
FYC 4408Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits3
FYC 4409Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings3
FYC 4427Non-Governmental Organizations3
GEO 2500Global and Regional Economies (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
GEO 3372Conservation of Resources3
INR 4350International Environmental Relations3
LEI 3120Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks3
POT 3503Environmental Ethics and Politics3
PUP 4224Florida Environmental Politics3
SYO 4352Consumption, Economy and Society (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)3

Cluster C | Production Systems and the Built Environment

ARC 1000Architecture and Humanity (Gen Ed Humanities)3
ARC 3291Special Studies in Architecture1-6
ARC 3880Sustainable Architecture3
ARC 4882Vernacular Architecture and Sustainability3
AGG 3501Environment, Food and Society (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
AGR 4212Alternative Cropping Systems3
ALS 3133Agricultural and Environmental Quality (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
AOM 2520Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future3
BCN 1582International Sustainable Development (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences and International)3
BCN 3730Construction, Safety, Health and the Environment3
DCP 3200Methods of Inquiry for Sustainability and the Built Environment3
DCP 3210Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment3
DCP 3220Social and Cultural Sustainability and the Built Environment3
DCP 4941Practicum in Sustainability and the Built Environment6
EES 3008Energy and Environment (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
EES 4050Environmental Planning and Design3
EES 4316Industrial Ecology3
EES 4401Public Health Engineering (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
ENV 4932Special Problems in Environmental Engineering Sciences1-4
FAS 2024Sustainable Fisheries (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
FOR 3162CSilviculture4
FOR 4060Global Forests3
FOR 4090CUrban Forestry3
HOS 3281COrganic and Sustainable Crop Production3
HOS 4283CAdvanced Organic and Sustainable Crop Production3
LAA 2330Site Analysis3
LAA 4260Site Designed Green Roofs3
SWS 3022Introduction to Soils in the Environment (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
SWS 4116Environmental Nutrient Management (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
SWS 4231CSoil, Water and Land Use (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
SWS 4233Soil and Water Conservation3
SWS 4245Water Resource Sustainability3
SWS 4550Soils, Water and Public Health3
SWS 4932Special Topics in Soil and Water Science1-3
URP 4000Preview of Urban and Regional Planning (Gen Ed Humanities)3

Cluster D | Ecology and Environmental Stewardship

BOT 2800CPlants in Human Affairs (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
BSC 2005Biological Sciences (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
BSC 2011Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
EES 4103Applied Ecology (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)2
ENV 4101Elements of Atmospheric Pollution (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
FOR 2662Forests for the Future (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences; Writing Requirement)3
FOR 3004Forests, Conservation and People (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
FOR 3153CForest Ecology (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
GEO 2200Physical Geography (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
GEO 3250Climatology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
GEO 3280Principles of Geographic Hydrology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)4
GEO 3341Extreme Floods (Gen Ed Physical Sciences and International)3
GEO 3352The Human Footprint on Landscape3
GLY 2010CPhysical Geology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)4
GLY 2030CEnvironmental and Engineering Geology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
GLY 3074Oceans and Global Climate Change (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
GLY 3083CFundamentals of Marine Sciences (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
GLY 3882CHydrogeology and Human Affairs3
PCB 3034CIntroduction to Ecology4
PCB 3601CPlant Ecology3
PCB 4043CGeneral Ecology4
SWS 2007The World of Water (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)3
SWS 2008Land and Life (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
SWS 4223Environmental Biogeochemistry3
SWS 4244Wetlands3
WIS 2040Wildlife Issues in a Changing World (Gen Ed Biological Sciences)3
WIS 2552Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives (Gen Ed Biological Sciences and International)3
WIS 3401Wildlife Ecology and Management3
WIS 3402Wildlife of Florida3
WIS 3434Tropical Wildlife3
WIS 4554Conservation Biology3
WIS 4934Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation1-4