Sustainability Studies | Minor

wind powerMinor in Sustainability Studies

Requirements (15 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Fifteen credit hours, at least 9 of which must be taken at the 200-level or above. In some cases, special topics courses, internships, independent studies, or other courses not listed below may qualify to count toward the minor based on the approval of the director of the minor in sustainability studies. Students interested in completing the minor should consult the director prior to completing three courses in the program.

Core Course
  • SUST-S 201 Foundations of Sustainability

Electives (9 cr.)

Choose one course from each of the areas below, plus one additional course from either area. Only one course may be taken per discipline. No more than 6 credit hours at the 100-level.

Science and Technology of Sustainability
  • BIOL-N 390 The Natural Worlld
    VT: Environmental Biology (Biology majors may substitute BIOL-L 473 Ecology and BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology)
  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Chemistry and Our Environment
  • ECET 499 Electric Vehicle Design and Fabrication (Purdue University College of Technology)
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceanography
  • GEOL-G 219 Meteorology
  • GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
  • PHYS-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Energy in the Twenty-First Century
  • TECH 199 Introduction to Energy (Ourdue University College of Technology)

Social, Cultural, and Economic Foundations of Sustainability
  • BUS-J 404 Business and Society
  • FINA-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
    VT: Exploring the City
  • FINA-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
    VT: The Modern City
  • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment
  • GEOG-G 315 Environmental Geography
  • GEOG-G 320 Population Geography
  • HIST-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: History of United States Environmental Movements
  • HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health
  • INTL-I 490 International Studies Capstone Seminar
  • NURS-B 108 Personal Health and Wellness (1 cr.)
  • NURS-K 301 Complementary Health Therapies
  • NURS-K 401 Integrative Health
  • PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy
    VT: Philosophical Topics in Evolution
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Nature and Modernity
  • POLS-Y 115 Environment and People
  • SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Sustainable Communities
  • SOC-S 306 Urban Society
  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization *
  • WGS-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
     VT: Women and Sustainability


Select one of the following:

  • SUST-S 490 Sustainability Practicum
  • SUST-S 491 Internship in Sustainability

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