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's Office of Student Retention and Academic Success in SB 3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Program Requirements - 5 Courses - 15 hours|
|Required - 4 Courses - 12 hours|
|GNEN 1500||Sustainability Living||3|
|BUAD 3500||Sustainable Business Practices||3|
|EEES 2020||Introduction to the Environment: Energy and Climate||3|
|or EEES 2030||Introduction to the Environment Land-Use and Water|
|PHIL 3180||Environmental Ethics||3|
|Elective - 1 Course - 3 hours - Select one from:||3|
|Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems|
|Chemistry And Society|
|Oceanography And Water Resources|
|Geological Hazards And The Environment|
|Down To Earth: Environmental Science|
|Microbes And Society|
|Sustainability Analysis and Design|
|Patterns Of World Development|
2. Identify the components of sustainability.
3. Compare the different ways of evaluating environmental impacts and identify behavioral changes that reduce environmental impact.
4. Critically analyze the concept of sustainability, especially with respect to economic, social, and ecological dimensions.
5. Articulate and apply the key concepts and processes of sustainability as they relate to businesses (e.g., triple bottom line, social responsibility, systems thinking, life cycle analysis, social entrepreneurship, base of the pyramid).
6. Discuss the role and responsibilities of business in society.