2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Sustainability Minor

Banner Code:  SUST

The core principle of sustainability is the desire to meet the basic material needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In order to achieve this goal, we must recognize and address the conflicts and trade-offs involved in balancing environmental integrity, social equity, and economic stability. Such complex work necessarily involves contributions from a wide range of disciplines, and it also requires a re-examination of the relationship between human value systems and cultural practices and the associated long-term implications for the ecosystem. This interdisciplinary minor is housed jointly in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy (College of Science) and in the New Century College (College of Humanities and Social Sciences).

For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

This program of study is offered by the Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Science .

This has been designated a Green Leaf program.  For further information, please go to Green Leaf Programs and Courses .

Course Work

Candidates for the minor in sustainability studies must complete 16 credits, 8 of which must be unique to the minor, with a minimum GPA of 2.00, distributed as follows:

Core Courses (8 credits):

Electives (8 credits):

8 credits of electives are required to complete the minor. A maximum of 2 courses from a single department or program can be counted for elective credit. Preapproved courses are listed here and others may be substituted (see the program coordinator for further information).

Total: 16 credits