Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Sustainability Minor

The sustainability minor consists of seven courses (19 credit hours). These courses may count toward the College Core or another minor.

Introductory courses (9)
Choose one: BIOL 101C P4 Environmental Issues  
SUST 102 LC Issues in Sustainability  
PHIL 235 P2 Environmental Ethics  
ECON 105C P3 Principles of Microeconomics  
Electives (9)
All of the following courses either provide skills that are vital to advanced critical thinking in sustainability issues or are an in-depth integration of sustainability to a specific field. To ensure a diverse evaluation of sustainability, only one course from a discipline can be applied as an elective. For example, only one CHEM course can be used to satisfy the requirement. Also note that this is a partial list of elective that may be used. Additional courses will be added as they are developed.
Choose three*: BIOL 408 Ecology  
BIOL 410 Conservation Biology  
CHEM 315 Analytical Chemistry  
ECON 360 Environmental Economics  
EDUC 335 Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
ENGL 204 P1 Nature Writing  
ENGL 290 Science, Rhetoric, Public  
MATH 170 P4 Mathematical Modeling  
MATH 260 Applied Mathematical Statistics  
POSC 211 Intro Public Policy  
PSJS 270 CC Ethics & World Ecology  
PSJS 275 P3 Sustainable Futures  
STAT 160 P4 Data Analysis in Social Research  
SUST 138 P4 Green Chemistry  
SUST 210 P4 Systems Thinking  
Capstone course (1)
SUST 400 Sustainability Capstone  
Total   (19)

*Each elective must be from a different discipline, with at least one at the 200 level or above.

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Please refer to the appropriate department for descriptions of the above courses.

Sustainability (Minor)

For More Information

Michael Boller
Program Director
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