The 18-credit minor in sustainability allows students from many areas of study to explore the challenges of sustainability and how it may be used to develop solutions to pressing issues at local and global levels. The minor fosters understanding about what determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments. The minor is intended to draw from and supplement any major in the university.
* If taken already, SOS 110 or SOS 111/PUP 190 may substitute for SOS 100. If SOS 110 and SOS 111/PUP 190 have both been taken, one course may substitute for SOS 100 and the other course may be used as a “theme” course.
Students must choose two of the following four themes and take one course from each of the two themes selected. View the course list »
Students must choose two upper-division (300/400 level) electives and should consult an advisor in the advising department of their current major for information on acceptable courses they may use to satisfy the upper-division elective requirement. The electives should be sustainability-related courses that complement the student’s major and serve to fulfill the values and purposes behind why the student wants to earn the minor.
Students can be advised on the minor or declare the minor through an advisor in the advising department of their major. If the student is pursuing concurrent degrees, they should go to an advisor in the department of the degree they first selected. This is a university-owned minor and is not offered through, but coordinated by the School of Sustainability.