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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

Sustainability Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the role humans play in global stewardship and social equity. Examining the relationship between environmentalism, social justice, and economics, students not only study the historical context of current environmental issues, but also focus on potential solutions to these enduring concerns. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all majors, but expertise in Sustainability Studies would be particularly relevant to students interested in community/public health, history, political science, geography, biology, and kinesiology - outdoor and community recreation. If you are interested in a career in urban planning/development, sustainable energy, ecotourism, or as a corporate sustainability officer, Sustainability Studies may be for you! 

For more information about the Sustainability Issues minor, please contact Katrina Lacher.



The Sustainability coursework explores the relationships between environmental health, economic growth and social justice.