Minor in Sustainability

Program Requirements

The minor consists of a minimum 15 credit hours with the following breakdown:

  • Core courses: 6 credit hours
  • Content areas: 6 credit hours
  • In practice: 3 credit hours
  • Electives: as needed

The minor must consist of at least 3 credit hours of unduplicated coursework, at least 6 credit hours taken at 300+ level, and at least 6 credit hours from outside the student's home department.

Core (6 Credit Hours)

Successfully complete two of the following courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.000, to apply for this minor.

Course Title Hours
BIOL 370Introductory Environmental Science3
ME/PHYS 702Energy and Sustainability3
ENGT 370Environmental Engineering Technology3
GEOL 200Introduction to Environment and Sustainability3
GEOL 300Energy, Resources and Environment3
ME 360DSustainability and Technology3
PHS 416Introduction to Environmental Health3
FYMP 102AFirst-Year Seminar: Energy Science and The Environment3
FYGE 102UFirst-Year Seminar: Building a Sustainable Planet3

Content Areas (6 Credit Hours)

Select two of the following content areas and take at least 6 credit hours of courses.

Course Title Hours
Behavioral and Social
EEPS 721Current Issues in Global Environmental Science3
GEOL 690ACIssues in Marine Environments2
HNRS 398KTravel Seminar: Costa Rica Sustainability1-3
LASI 300Global Issues3
SCWK 610ZEco-Sustainability in SCWK1-3
WOMS 508Women and the Environment3
FYMP 102AFirst-Year Seminar: Energy Science and The Environment3
FYGE 102UFirst-Year Seminar: Building a Sustainable Planet3
ID 720Sustainable Teams and Organizations3
Economic and Finance
IME 255Engineering Economy3
FIN 635Commodity and Energy Trading3
Energy Efficiency and Waste Management
ECE 596Renewable Energy Engineering3
ENGT 370Environmental Engineering Technology3
ENGT 510Solar and Wind Engineering3
ENGT 492Energy Management and Sustainability3
ENGT 600Water and Wastewater Treatment3
ENGT 610Hydraulics and Hydrology3
IME 780ALEnergy Analytics & Management3
ME 360DSustainability and Technology3
ME 702Energy and Sustainability3
ME 753Advanced Materials for Energy Systems3
Ethics and Policy
PHIL 530Ethics of Space Exploration3
PHIL 590ADEnvironmental Ethics3
POLS 305Environmental Politics3
POLS 340Global Challenges3
Natural Science and Public Health
BIOL 370Introductory Environmental Science3
BIOL 418General Ecology4
BIOL 530Applied and Environmental Microbiology3
BIOL 560Plant Ecology2
BIOL 561Plant Ecology Lab2
BIOL 570Conservation Biology3
BIOL 575Field Ecology3
GEOG 235Meteorology3
GEOL 102Earth Science and the Environment4
GEOL 200Introduction to Environment and Sustainability3
GEOL 235Meteorology3
GEOL 300Energy, Resources and Environment3
GEOL 310Oceanography3
GEOL 570Biogeology3
GEOL 621Geochemical Cycling3
GEOL 640Field Geology6
GEOL 650Geohydrology3
GEOL 657Earth Science Instructional Methods3
GEOL 678Geologic Perspectives on Climatic Change3
GEOL 690GApplied Environmental Geology3
PHS 416Introduction to Environmental Health3
PHS 816Environmental Health3
PHYS 761Environmental Physics3

In Practice (3 Credit Hours)

Course Title Hours
ID 509Applied Sustainability in Innovation3

Electives (As Needed)

Select as many courses as needed to complete the requirement. Courses may be chosen from the declared or other content areas as well as core courses that were not already counted towards other category requirements.