Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

A minor in environmental and sustainability studies will help you understand how human activities affect the natural world. As you develop an appreciation for the interdependencies of ecology, economics, society, politics and governmental regulation, you will understand the role these relationships play in the biggest issues affecting our environment: climate change, declining energy resources, environmental disasters and other sustainability-related concerns. You will also develop skills to address the moral and social dilemmas associated with solving environmental problems.

Understanding that the natural environment is an integrated system of complex biological and physical interactions, students who graduate with the minor pursue careers that identify and study the causes and effects of current and future environmental challenges, educate others about the environment, and help write and analyze related policy.