Sustainability Minor

This minor is intended to provide students with the background needed to incorporate the sustainability principles into their major field of study and their subsequent careers. Students interested in a minor in sustainability should meet with the Director of Environmental Studies to develop a plan of study.

The minor in sustainability requires:

ENVN 2010Environmental Problems and Solutions

1 credit

One approved course in environmental science

BIOL 1330Environmental Biology

3 credits

GEOL 1010Environmental Geology

3 credits

GEOL 1100Earth System Science

3 credits

GEOG 1030Introduction to Physical Geography

5 credits

Plus select from the following, provided those courses are not in the major field of study


An approved course in the economic and public policy aspects of sustainability

ECON 3320Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

3 credits

An approved course in the social and ethics dimensions of sustainability

PHIL 3180Environmental Ethics

3 credits

SOC 3850Society, Environment, and Resource Conservation

3 credits


An approved course in sustainability and natural resource management

GEOG 4010/GEOG 8016Conservation of Natural Resources

3 credits

BIOL 4120/BIOL 8126Conservation Biology

3 credits

A capstone experience in sustainability satisfied by completing

ENVN 4700Sustainable Solutions Capstone

3 credits