Sustainability Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required in Core Courses
  • Major in any field except B.A. in Environment & Sustainability
Core Courses9
Introduction to Sustainability
Introduction to Environment
Select one of the following Core Seminars3
Topics in Ethics & Aesthetics
Topics in Equity and Society
Topics in Development & Economics
Choose 6 credits from two of the three Options lists (Equity & Society, Development & Economics, Ethics & Aesthetics) that are different from the selected Core Seminar *6
Choose 3 credits from the Options in Environmental Science3

 Environmental Science Options

Principles of Ecology
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Marine Biology
Plant Diversity
Landscape Ecology Laboratory
Conservation Biology
Landscape Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
The Biosphere
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
Animal Behavior
Invertebrate Zoology
Vascular Plant Systematics
Vertebrate Zoology
Essentials of Toxicology
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Hazards Assessment
Weather and Climate
and Climatology Laboratory
Natural Resource Regions of North America
Geomorphology of North America
Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
Physical Geography Laboratory
The Water Planet
Elements of Hydrology
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing of Environment
Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology

 Equity & Society Options

Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Economic Anthropology
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Environmental Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Urban Geography: Land Use
World Population Problems
Introduction to Transportation Analysis
Research Methods in Geography
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
Sustainable Urban Planning in an Entrepreneurial Environment
National Parks and Protected Areas
Geography of Livable Cities
Global Health
Environmental Health
American Indians and Nature
United States Environmental History
Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability
Environmental Law and Policy
Natural Resources Law and Policy
Social Movements
Urban Society
Population Problems
Environmental Sociology
Green Criminology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Seminar in Population and Urban Studies

Development & Economics Options

Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Social Entrepreneurship
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Sustainable Food and Beverage
Greening Hotel Facilities
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
Sustainable Destination Planning and Management

Ethics & Aesthetics Options

Art, Education, and Social Practice
Environmental Communication
Literature and the Environment
Introduction to Sustainable Design
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Music and Environment
Ethics and International Affairs
Ethical Issues in Business
Philosophy of the Arts
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
The Arts as Social Change: Theory and Practice
Topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies