Degree Programs:

School of Sciences

Sustainability Minor

To complete a Sustainability Minor, students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum grade of C in each course.  The first 9 credit hours form the foundation for the higher-level courses.  Students must take SUST-S 201 Foundations in Sustainability as well as one course from the natural science category and one from the humanities and social sciences foundational course list.

Required Course:

  • SUST-C 301 Foundations in Sustainability (3 cr.)

Natural Sciences foundational course options (choose one)

  • BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
  • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)

Humanities and Social Sciences foundational course options (choose one)

  • PHIL-P 107 Philosophy and the Environment (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 101 Social Problems (3 cr.)

The additional 9 credit hours must be completed at the upper level.  Students must complete 2 upper level courses in one category and one in the other.

Natural Sciences:

  • BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 300 Environmental Geology and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
  • GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conversation (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 400/SUST-S 400 Energy Resources and Needs (3 cr.)
  • SUST-S 305 Topics in Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)

Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • ENG-L 371 Critical Practices (Intro to Literary Ecocriticism) (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 308 Global Society (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 382 Environmental Sociology (3 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups (3 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 489 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

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