Sustainability is usually defined as the ability to meet the resource needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Environmental Sustainability minor allows students to examine relationships between society and the natural world and to scrutinize approaches to resolving critical resource issues for the long term. Because of the importance of sustainability issues this minor attracts students from many disciplines, including the natural sciences, social sciences, economics, political science, business, and many other fields. Students in any major may minor in Environmental Sustainability.
We have carefully selected courses for the minor: First, three core classes provide a common introduction to the scientific study of the environment and issues of sustainability. Next, a diverse group of elective courses provide pathways for students to meet their individual goals.
Please consult the current Academic Catalog for full details of the minor.