Minor in Sustainability Studies
About the Minor
The Minor in Sustainability Studies is an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with knowledge and skill development in the emerging field of Sustainability Studies. It is designed to complement any major area of study.
The Minor in Sustainability Studies has three components.
- A gateway course, “Facets of Sustainability” (IDS 2154), introduces all students to the theory, principles, and practices of sustainability as approached through a variety of topical concerns and academic fields. It is offered each fall.
- Students subsequently select 5 courses from a menu that spans multiple disciplines to gain a broad exposure to sustainability-related curricula.
- Students may apply to participate in the Minor's capstone
course, "Sustainability in Action" (IDS 4942),
which is offered each spring. The capstone course allows you to develop
practical experience and skills by way of internships, service learning
opportunities, or integrated research projects. Students accepted into
this capstone course need only complete 4 courses from the clusters.
Beginning in 2014, a Distance Learning vesion of Facets of
Sustainability will be offerred in either the spring or summer
semesters whenever possible.
A list of the Cluster Courses that will be taught in the upcoming
semester is emailed to all Sustainability Studies Majors and Minors a
week before the enrollment period.
Sustainability in Action, the capstone course, is offered each spring.
Enrolling in the Minor in Sustainability Studies
Fill out the Apply to Add or Cancel a Minor form. Bring the completed form for review to the CLAS Academic Advising Center in Farrior Hall, 100 Fletcher Drive.
N.B. You must have at least 45 hours to apply for a minor. Students on college probabtion cannot apply for a minor.