Minor in Sustainability Studies

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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.)

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  • 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.
  • An asterisk [*] indicates a General Education requirement

Science and Technology of Sustainability
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • 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
  • CHEM-N 303
  • ECET 499 Electric Vehicle Design and Fabrication (Purdue University College of Technology)
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
  • GEOL-G 190 The Evolving Earth
    VT: Geology of the National Parks*
  • 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; or
  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization*
  • LSTU-L 390
    VT: Jobs and the Environment
  • 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: Environmental Philosophy
  • POLS-Y 115 Environment and People
  • SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Sustainable Communities
  • SUST-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Just Food: Sustainable Food Systems
  • SOC-S 306 Urban Society
  • SUST-S 360 Topics in Sustainability Studies
  • SUST-S 361 Sustainability Abroad (1-6 cr.)
  • SUST-S 460 Strategies for Transformative Leadership and Community Engagement
  • SUST-S 495 Directed Readings in Sustainability (1-3 cr.)
  • SUST-S 496 Research in Sustainability (1-3 cr.)
  • 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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