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  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Learn the many ways you can strengthen stewardship of the world's resources by minoring in sustainability at Fisher.

The sustainability minor offers an integrative, interdisciplinary approach that will prepare you to address the challenges and ethical responsibilities of sustainable development.

You will explore the theory and practice of sustainability in a number of different disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology

The economic and societal issues related to sustainability are increasingly important to employers, making a minor in sustainability a valuable component of the liberal arts education you receive at Fisher.

Program Overview

Designed to complement and integrate into your major area of study, the sustainability minor includes three introductory courses, three electives, and a capstone course. The program's curriculum provides you with:

  • A foundation of scientific concepts and ethical and economic principles to evaluate and synthesize solutions to sustainability issues
  • Knowledge of best practices within different disciplines for protecting environmental quality and fostering environmental justice
  • Analytical tools to evaluate the benefits and costs, both direct and indirect, of alternative solutions to environmental problems
  • Opportunities to develop and apply effective, interdisciplinary approaches to present and emerging problems in sustainable development
  • Opportunities for experiential learning and advanced study in sustainability within their chosen fields
  • Mike Boller, director of the Center for Sustainability, stands in front of a wall of plants.
    Center for Sustainability

    In fall 2017, St. John Fisher College launched the Center for Sustainability, marking an increased commitment to reducing the College's environmental footprint.

    Center for Sustainability Website