Sustainability Focus Award

The Sustainability Focus award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability related courses. The award is designed to encourage students to learn to see environmental issues from multiple perspectives and to increase their experience in this multi-disciplinary topic. The earning of this focus award can demonstrate to potential employers and transfer colleges that the student has a deep and broad understanding of sustainability issues.

To receive this focus award, please call (971) 722-4419 or email sustainability@pcc.edu. Focus Awards are not to be confused with degrees or certificates, are not officially recognized by the state, and do not appear on transcripts.

Sustainability Focus Award Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 16 credits.
  2. Include courses from at least four  of the following different disciplines.
Biology
BI 101Biology4
One class only from the following:
BI 141Habitats: Life of the Forest4
BI 142Habitats: Marine Biology4
BI 143Habitats: Fresh Water Biology4
BI 145Intro. to Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management4
BI 160Ecology/Field Biology: Coast2
BI 163Organic Gardening4
BI 164Bird ID and Ecology4
BI 200APrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology2
BI 200BPrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology4
BI 200CPrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology6
BI 213Principles of Biology5
BI 280ACooperative Education: Biology1-10
Environmental Studies
ESR 140Introduction to Environmental Sustainability4
ESR 141Introduction to Individual Sustainability4
One class from the following:
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
ESR 173Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives4
ESR 201Applied Environmental Studies: Science/Policy Consideration4
ESR 203Applied Environmental Studies: Project4
Health
HE 264Health, Food Systems, and the Environment3
HE 278Human Health and the Environment3
Literature
ENG 269Wilderness Literature4
Philosophy
PHL 206Introduction to Environmental Ethics4
Political Science
PS 280ACooperative Education: Political Science1-4
Sociology
SOC 228Introduction to Environmental Sociology4
SOC 280ACooperative Education: Sociology1-3