Sustainability Studies Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours
Introduction to Environment
Introduction to Sustainability
Select 12 credits from the Related Area Elective list

Related Area Electives

  • Must be outside of the student's major department.
  • No more than 8 credits from any one department.
  • At least two courses must be at or above the 300 level, one of which must be in the Natural Sciences area.
  • Must include at least one of the sustainability-focused courses listed below: BIO 426, ECO 100, IAR 124, GES 331, LLC 130, STH 311, STH 332, PCS 406.
  • May also includeGES 360, GES 362, GES 364, and/or GES 370, by approval of the Director of the Environment & Sustainability Program

Natural Sciences

Select 3 credits of the following:
Principles of Ecology
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Marine Biology
Ecosys Ecolgy Biogeochem
Plant Diversity
Conservation Biology
Landscape Ecology
and Landscape Ecology Laboratory
Aquatic Ecology
and Aquatic Ecology Lab
The Biosphere
Invertebrate Zoology
Vascular Plant Systematics
Vertebrate Zoology
Environmental Physiology
Essentials of Toxicology
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Topics in Natural Sciences
Environmental Change: Its Nature and Impact
Environmental Hazards Assessment
Weather and Climate
and Climatology Laboratory
Natural Resource Regions of North America
Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
Elements of Hydrology
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing of Environment
Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology
Conceptual Physics
Chemistry and the Human Environment

Equity and Society

Select 3 credits of the following:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Environmental Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Topics in Equity and Society
Urban Geography: Land Use
World Population Problems
Introduction to Transportation Analysis
Research Methods in Geography
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
American Indians and Nature
United States Environmental History
Global Health
Environmental Health
Environmental Justice
Introduction to Public Policy
Environmental Law and Policy
Natural Resources Law and Policy
Social Problems in Global Context
Population Problems
Environmental Sociology
Green Criminology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Topics in Modern World History *

Economics and Development

Select 3 credits of the following:
Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Social Entrepreneurship
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
The International Economy
Topics in Economics and Development
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Change Management
Sustainable Food and Beverage
Greening Hotel Facilities
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
Sustainable Destination Planning and Management

Aesthetics and Ethics

Select 3 credits of the following:
Environmental Communication
Writing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Literature and the Environment
Topics in Aesthetics and Ethics
Introduction to Sustainable Design
History and Theory of Design I
History and Theory of Design II
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Music and Environment
Philosophy of the Arts
Ethics and International Affairs
Ethical Issues in Business
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
Environmental Ethics