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Home » Academics » Sustainable Land Use, Bachelor of Science Degree

Sustainable Land Use, Bachelor of Science Degree

Enrolling for the Fall of 2014!

Description:
The Sustainable Land Use degree integrates the study of engineering, technology, science and business to prepare graduates to design, implement, and manage land use projects. Students learn to evaluate natural and cultural resources, perform site assessments, design conserved land and residential/commercial development projects, model system performance, utilize data acquisition tools, and integrate sustainability into land use and human practice.

Sustainable Land Use is one of three integrated Bachelors of Science degrees offered via Vermont Tech’s Sustainable Design & Technology program:
  • Green Building Design
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Sustainable Land Use
Students enrolled in any of these three degrees take a common core of classes during their first three years. In their senior year, they work together in cross-disciplinary teams in two intensive, capstone courses, applying problem solving and design skills to real world projects.

Program Objectives
  • Design and manage land use projects for responsible development or conservation;
  • Apply critical and analytical thinking to determine where and when sustainable designs, technologies, and practices are appropriate and effective;
  • Work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team using strong graphic and verbal skills to present ideas; and
  • Learn to integrate state of the art knowledge in this rapidly evolving profession. 
Curriculum:
Land use courses offer hands-on experiences and include site assessment, project management, environmental soils, environmental permitting, LEED, introductions to resource and waste management, and land use for food production. Students develop and apply theoretical tools to determine best use of land parcels and use computer aided technology to design solutions.

Possible career options:
  • Environmental technician
  • Environmental analyst
  • Environmental manager
  • Permit compliance manager
  • Environmental compliance manager
  • Land use specialist
  • Staff scientist
Potential employers:
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Government: municipal, state and federal
  • Non-profit organizations, particularly those with an interest in policy
Sustainable Land Use, SDT BS Degree for 2014
Freshman FALLFreshman SPRING
CourseNameCR
SDT-1000SDT Orientation1
ENG-2042Intro College English4
LAH-1021Landscape Graphics3
BIO-1020Intro Enviro Sci4
ELE-XXXXAH/SS Elective3
15
CourseNameCR
MAT-1340Algebra & Trig5
ENG-1060Freshman Comp.3
CHE-1031General Chemistry I4
SDT-1XXXIntro to Sustainable Land Use3
ENG-1070Effective Public Speaking3
18
Sophomore FALLSophomore SPRING
CourseNameCR
ENG-2080Tech Comm3
MAT-1420Tech Math5
CET-1030/31CET Computer Apps3
CET-2011Surveying I3
SDT-2XXXIntro Renewable Energy3
17
CourseNameCR
PHY-1041Physics I4
LAH-2011Intro Landscape Design3
SDT-3010Teams & Leaders3
SDT-2XXXIntro Green Buildings3
SDT-2XXXLand Use Computer Apps3
16
Junior FALLJunior SPRING
CourseNameCR
AGR-2720Issues & Trends in Ag3
SDT-3119LEED1
SDT-3XXXIntro GIS2
SDT-3130Environmental Soils3
SDT-4130Sensitive Ecosystems3
SDT-3XXXLand Use for Food Prod3
SDT-3000Internship Prep1
16
CourseNameCR
AGR-3050Advanced Nutrient Mgt3
BUS-4530Technical Project Mgt3
SDT-3020Environmental Permitting**3
SDT-3XXXElements of Planning3
SDT-3XXXAssess Service Learn Proj**3
15
Senior FALLSenior SPRING
CourseNameCR
ELE-3XXXEle @ 3000 level3
BUS-XXXXBUS choice3
SDT-4XXXApplied Site Analysis3
SDT-4XXXResource Mgt Policy3
SDT-3121SDT Studio I3
SDT-4820SDT Internship Review1
16
CourseNameCR
ELE-XXXXAH/SS Elective3
ELE-XXXXAH/SS Elective3
SDT-4020Storm & Groundwater**3
SDT-4XXXWaste Mgt Policy**3
SDT-4122SDT Studio II3
15
129 total credits


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