Sustainability Program Requirements

The sustainability minor consists of seven courses (19 credit hours). These courses may count toward the College Core or another minor.

Minor in Sustainability

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

Introductory Courses - 9 credits

  • Choose ONE:
    • BIOL 101C - P4 Environmental Issues
    • SUST 102 - LC Issues in Sustainability
  • PHIL 235 - P2 Environmental Ethics
  • ECON 105C - P3 Principles of Microeconomics

Electives - 9 credits

All of the following courses either provide skills that are vital to advanced critical thinking in sustainability issues or are an in-depth integration of sustainability to a specific field. To ensure a diverse evaluation of sustainability, only one course from a discipline (with the exception of SUST) can be applied as an elective. For example, only one CHEM course can be used to satisfy the requirement. Also note that this is a partial list of elective that may be used. Additional courses will be added as they are developed.

Choose THREE electives from the following group. Each elective must be from a different discipline (with the exception of SUST), with at least one at the 200 level or above.

  • AMST/WGST 216 - P2 Feminist Theory
  • BIOL 408 - Ecology
  • BIOL 410 - Conservation Biology
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry
  • ECON 360 - Environmental Economics
  • EDUC 335 - Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • ENGL 156 - LC Ecocomposition
  • ENGL 204 - P1 Nature Writing
  • ENGL 290 - Science, Rhetoric, and Public
  • HIST 108 - CC History of Hunting
  • MATH 170 - P4 Mathematical Modeling
  • POSC 211 - Intro Public Policy
  • PSJS 270 - CC Ethics & World Ecology
  • PSJS 275 - P3 Sustainable Futures
  • SPST 255 - Sustainability in Sport
  • SUST 138 - P4 Green Chemistry
  • SUST 210 - P4 Systems Thinking

Capstone Course - 1 credit

  • SUST 400 - Sustainability Capstone

Total: 19 credits


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.