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 a minimum of 12 credit hours of advanced courses, selected from the following, provided those courses are not in the major field of study. 

Courses can only be applied to one area.

 

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

ECON 3320Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

3 credits

GEOG 4160/GEOG 8166Urban Sustainability

3 credits

ENVN 4270/PSCI 8276/PSCI 4270International Environmental Science and Policy

3 credits

PSCI 4290/PSCI 8296/CACT 8306International Development & Sustainability

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

GEOG 4160/GEOG 8166Urban Sustainability

3 credits

PSCI 4290/PSCI 8296/CACT 8306International Development & Sustainability

3 credits

ENVN 3660Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Design

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

ENVN 4310/CACT 8316/ENVN 8316Our Energy Future: Society, the Environment and Sustainability

3 credits

ENVN 4320/CACT 8326Ecological Sustainability and Human Health

3 credits

A capstone experience in sustainability satisfied by completing

ENVN 4700Sustainable Solutions Capstone

3 credits