The Urban Sustainability program requires two years of full-time coursework that integrates theoretical learning with field-based practice. This 36 semester-credit degree program uses a low-residency format with on-campus residencies, off-site residencies, and structured project periods between those residencies. During their first year, students engage in two six-credit interdisciplinary seminar courses as well as two three-credit research-oriented courses. They also attend four residencies and begin their field work during this first year. The second year of the program requires students to continue their fieldwork and launch a capstone project while taking elective courses related to their individual disciplinary interests. Students attend two residencies during this second year and a final one at the end of their program.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission