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Sustainability

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.

Minor Requirements

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.
  • ENT 386: Social Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 280: Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 272: Hospitality Facilities Management - 3 hrs.
  • GES 300: Oceanography the Human Perspective - 3 hrs.
  • H S 220: Consumer Issues in Health Care - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 315: U.S. Social Movements - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 385: Science, Technology, and Society - 3 hrs.
  • IME 301: Engineering Economy 1 - 3 hrs.
  • IME 331: Fundamentals of Material Science - 3 hrs.
  • IME 422: Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • I S 307- Science and Politics of Global Climate Change - 3 hrs.
  • M E 351: Engineering Material Science 1 - 3 hrs.
  • M E 536: Industrial Pollution Prevention - 3 hrs.
  • M E 537: Building Energy Management - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 372: Safety and Emergency Care - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 347: Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 421: The Politics of Regulation - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 250: Environmental Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • SCI 301: Science through Inquiry II: Environmental Science - 3 hrs.
  • SCI 302: Science through Inquiry II: Ecosystems - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 312: Social Inequality - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 325 Environmental Sociology - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 326: Sociology of Globalization - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 344: Social Movements - 3 hrs.

You may only have 9 hours of the minor overlap with your major and at least 9 hours of the total must be at the upper level (300 or 400).

Contact information

Sherri Morris

Sherri Morris

Department Chair and Professor, Co-Director Center for STEM Education

    Olin Hall 101A
    (309) 677-3016
   sjmorris@bradley.edu