Academic Sustainability Program

If you declared a minor in Sustainability Studies prior to May 2020, your requirements are the following:

At least 9 credits, including the senior capstone, must be at the 3000 level or above. Courses taken in fulfillment of the College Core or other majors and minors may not be counted toward the Sustainability Studies minor.

If you prefer to work towards the new distribution requirements, which have a significantly larger variety of electives, please contact Mr. Ross Blair, Advisor for Sustainability Studies.

Society and Markets Electives:

  • CADS 2000: Global Consumer Culture (3)
  • FOWS 4310: Ecotourism (3)
  • FOWS 5320: Environmental Services (3)
  • MKTG 4050: Misplaced Marketing and Consumers’ Interests (3) PR MKTG 3310
  • NATR 5880 [formerly FOWS 5880]: Ecological Economics (3)
  • RSOC 3190: Food, Agriculture, and Society (3)
  • RSOC 5650: Sociology of Natural Resources and the Environment (3) PR junior or senior standing

Environment Electives:

  • BIOL 3060: Ecology, PR 8 hrs Biology (3)
  • BIOL 5090: Conservation Biology (3) PR Ecology
  • BIOL 5150: Community Ecology (3) PR Ecology
  • BIOP 2120: Frontiers in Sustainable Materials (3)
  • BSEN 3230: Natural Resource Conservation Engineering (3) PR CIVL 3110
  • BSEN 5510: Ecological Engineering (3) PR BSEN 3230
  • BSEN 5540: Biomass and Biofuels Engineering (3)
  • CADS 5310 [formerly 3970]: Sustainable Design and LEED Accreditation (3)
  • CPLN 5040: Land Use Planning (3)
  • CSES 5000: Soils and Environment Quality (3) PR CSES 2040
  • CSES 5400/3:  Bioenergy and the Environment (3) Note that this course is also offered online.
  • ENGL 4740: Environment, Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENVD 2200: Readings in Landscape Architecture (3) PR permission of instructor
  • FOWS 2033: Introduction to Environmental Education (3) Online course.
  • FOWS 4310: Ecotourism (3)FOWS 5320: Environmental Services (3)
  • GEOG 2020: Physical Geography (3)
  • GEOG 5010: Urban Geography (3)
  • GEOG 5210: Climatology (3)
  • GEOG 5510: Human-Environment Interaction (3)
  • GEOG 5550: Geography of Water Resources (3)
  • HIST 3970/3550: American/Global Environmental History (3)
  • HORT 2050: Food for Thought (3) In person/online
  • *MATL 2210: Materials for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage (1)
  • *MATL 2220: Materials and the Environment (1)
  • *MATL 2230: Mineral Resources: Availability and Processing (1), PR Chemistry or permission of the instructor. (*Take all 3 to count as one 3-credit elective.)
  • MECH 5050: Renewable Energy Resources and Applications (3) PR ENGR 2010 or ENGR 2200 or permission of instructor.
  • NATR 5050 [formerly FOWS 5050]: Urban Ecology (3)
  • PFEN 4200: Polymers from Renewable Resources (3) PR PFEN 3100
  • RSOC 5650: Sociology of Natural Resources and the Environment (3) PR junior or senior standing

Social Justice Electives:

  • ANSC 2010: Animals and Society (3)
  • ANTH 3700: Political Ecology (3)
  • CPLN 5040: Land Use Planning (3)
  • CPLN 5060 [formerly 5970]: Sustainable Transportation Planning (all related course titles under this number) (3)
  • CPLN 5080: Affordable Housing Planning and Policy (3)
  • CPLN 5090: Community and Economic Development
  • HORT 2050: Food for Thought (3) In person/online
  • FOWS 2033: Introduction to Environmental Education (3) Online course.
  • FOWS 4310: Ecotourism (3)
  • FOWS 5320: Environmental Services (3)
  • GEOG 5010: Urban Geography (3)
  • HDFS 4700: Gender in Close Relationships (3)
  • HUSC 2000/2003/2007: Hunger: Causes, consequences and responses (3). Note that
  • HUSC 2003 is an online course.
  • NATR 5310 [formerly FORY 5310]: Environmental Ethics (3)
  • POLI 2120: Urbanization and the City (3)
  • RSOC 3190: Food, Agriculture, and Society (3)
  • RSOC 5650: Sociology of Natural Resources and the Environment (3) PR junior or senior standing

Last modified: April 29, 2021