Sustainability Minor for Non-Business Students

The Sustainability Minor provides students a wide breadth of knowledge, content, and context in the increasingly important, globally relevant area of sustainability and climate change.  This is a unique interdisciplinary minor combining courses from the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business as well as the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Letters. Each of the four required courses are taught in a different college which provides students a rich and varied experience that spans multiple disciplines, ideas, challenges, and solutions regarding sustainability.  The minor requirements are the same for any student regardless of what is listed as their “home” college. Because of this, the minor requirements are somewhat different from other minors in the College of Business.

Of the 15 credit hours (5 courses) required in the Sustainability minor, 12 credit hours (4 courses) must be unique to other required courses in a student’s degree program. This means that only one course may “double dip” as another requirement in their degree program – be that a major, minor or other degree requirement. If more than one course naturally occurs as a requirement in their degree program, the student would need to select additional course(s) from the list of approved electives for the minor so that they achieve the 12 unique hours. Both the College of Business and a student’s home college will review the minor requirements to certify completion for graduation.

General advising issues should be directed to the College of Business and Innovation academic advisors in SB 3130.

Program Requirements - 5 Courses - 15 hours
Required - 4 Courses - 12 hours
GNEN 1500Sustainability Living3
BUAD 3500Sustainable Business Practices3
EEES 2020Introduction to the Environment: Energy and Climate3
or EEES 2030 Introduction to the Environment Land-Use and Water
PHIL 3180Environmental Ethics3
Elective - 1 Course - 3 hours - Select one from:3
Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems
Global Business
Chemistry And Society
Marine Biology
Biodiversity
Physical Geology
Oceanography And Water Resources
Climate Change
Geological Hazards And The Environment
Down To Earth: Environmental Science
Microbes And Society
Biofuels
Sustainability Engineering
Alternative Energy
Sustainability Analysis and Design
Environmental Economics
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Planning
Patterns Of World Development
Total Hours15