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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.
  • In special circumstances, students in the Minor may apply to participate in the Major’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.  To inquire about participating in the capstone course, contact the Director of Sustainability Studies.

Course Requirements

Learn more about the course requirements for Minor in Sustainability Studies.

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 probation cannot apply for a minor.