The sustainability minor, which is open to all students, shows you how human activities are damaging earth and introduces you to ideas for living more sustainably to maintain our natural resources for future generations. Because environmental stewardship touches many academic fields, you can tailor the minor to your interests through optional tracks in policy and socioeconomics, science and technology, or art and humanities. Courses introduce you to the interaction between sustainability and engineering, natural sciences, economics, humanities, and other areas. The sustainability minor gives you practical knowledge to live a more environmentally friendly life and encourage others to follow your example.
Required Courses - 21 hrs.
ENS 105: Introduction to Sustainability or CE 383: Ethics and Sustainability and CE 393: Sustainability and Public Policy - 3 hrs.
ENS 110: Environmental Science or BIO 300: Populations, Resources and Environment - 3 hrs.
SOC 325: Environmental Sociology or ECO 240: Environmental Economics and Sustainability - 3 hrs.
Elective Courses - 12 hrs.
ART 323: Art and The Environment - 3 hrs.
BIO 303: Plants and People - 3 hrs.
BIO 304: Ecology of Place - 3 hrs.
BIO 355: Soil Biology - 3 hrs.
BIO 420: Ecosystem Ecology - 3 hrs.
BIO 430: Soil Ecology - 3 hrs.
BIO 450: Conservation Biology - 3 hrs.
BIO 460: Ecology - 3 hrs.
C E 360: Introduction to Environmental Engineering - 3 hrs.
C E 430: Water Supply and Hydraulic Engineering - 3 hrs.
C E 465: Surface Water Hydrology - 3 hrs.
C E 541: Pollution Modeling - 3 hrs.
C E 542: Advanced Water Treatment - 3 hrs.
C E 543: Advanced Wastewater Treatment - 3 hrs.
C E 546: Groundwater Hydrology - 3 hrs.
C E 555: Sustainability and Environmental Regulations - 3 hrs.
C E 558: Solid Waste Management - 3 hrs.
CHM 300: Chemistry and Civilization - 3 hrs.
CHM 416: Environmental Chemistry - 3 hrs.
CON 352: Sustainable Urban Environment - 3 hrs.
CON 430: Commercial Construction - 3 hrs.
CON 452: Green Construction and LEED - 3 hrs.
ECO 240: Environmental Economics and Sustainability - 3 hrs.
ENC 200: Introduction to Leadership Studies - 3 hrs.
ENS 305: Sustainability and Food - 3 hrs.
ENS 307: Science and Politics of Global Climate Change - 3 hrs.