Sustainable Materials & Technology (BS) (15SMTBS)

Critical Path Courses -Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENV 100 Student Success in ENVFY
and ES 101
Exploring the Env.,
or ES 100 Intro to Env. Sci.
3 EC 205 Fund. of Economics* 3
SMT 200 Intro. to Sustainable Materials Science 3 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 4
MA 121 Elements of Calculus1 3(CP) CH 101 Chem–A Molecular Science 3(CP)
BIO 181 Introductory Bio: Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1(CP)
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 PY 211 General Physics I* 4
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Requirement* 1
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 220 Intro to Organic Chemistry 3(CP) SMT 201 Sustainable Mat. for Green Housing* 2
CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1(CP) SMT 203 Physical Properties of Sust. Mat. 4(CP)
MIE 201 Intro to Business Processes* 3 SMT 232 Recycling to Create a Sust. Env. * 2
IDS 201 Environmental Ethics* 3 SMT 301 Chem. of Sust. Materials 3(CP)
PS 320 US Environmental Law & Politics
or PS 336
Global Environmental Politics
or ARE 309
Environ Law & Economic Policy*
3 SMT 302 Processing of Biomaterials 4
Technical Elective2 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
16 16

Summer Session

SMT 210 Internship 1

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SMT 310 Intro to Industrial Ecology 3 SMT 320 Industrial Chemical Pollutants 2
ISE 311 Engineering Econ. Analysis 3 Com *** Speech Elective3 3
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics* 3 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
ET 203 Pollution Prevention 1 Advised Elective3 3
Technical Elective2 3 Advised Elective3 3
Technical Elective2 3 Technical Elective2 3
16 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SMT 441 Mech. Properties of Sust. Materials 4 SMT 483 Capstone in SMT 3
SMT 444 Sust. Composites and Biopolymers 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
SMT 450 Sustainable Business and Innovation 2 Technical Elective2 3
PSE 476 Environmental LCA 3 Advised Elective3 3
Advised Elective3 3 Advised Elective3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 128
Major/Program Footnotes
1. Students with appropriate math skills are encouraged to take MA 131 or MA 141.
2. Technical Electives (15 hours): Student is encouraged to select courses that will fulfill an academic minor. Courses should enhance student’s career objectives and must be approved by a faculty advisor.
3. Advised Electives: Student chooses a course in coordination with his/her adviser. 

* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 121, ST 311 
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, 102, PY 211, BIO 181, SMT 202 
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: EC 205, PS 320 or PS 336 or ARE 309 
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists) X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts course lists
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: ES 100, IDS 201, MIE 201, SMT 201, SMT 232, SMT 310
H. Introduction to Writing
 (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better) 

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None 
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: ES 100, IDS 201
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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