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 450: Conservation Biology - 3 hrs.
  • C E 541: Pollution Modeling - 3 hrs.
  • H S 220: Consumer Issues in Health Care - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 385: Science, Technology, and Society - 3 hrs.
  • M E 537: Building Energy Management - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 347: Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 326: Sociology of Globalization - 3 hrs.
  • And many more that will allow you to tailor the sustainability minor to your interest.

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).