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Minor in Sustainability

Students interested in gaining knowledge of and credentials in sustainability may benefit from completing this minor. Our learning objectives for this minor are to have graduates:

become knowledgeable about methods for evaluating the long-term resource implications of societal practices and proposed practices

able to incorporate the principles of sustainability into their primary field of study.

understand the ethical issues related to resource use and consumption, value multiple perspectives, and to use this knowledge as a basis for future decision making.

understand the function between future local and global opportunities, and current decision making about resource use, consumption, economics, and other societal processes.

Required Courses (select 7 of the following eight courses, 21 hours of course work):

BA 1500 Overview of  Business Administration
ESHP 2040 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
CONS 2350 Introduction to Construction
ENVS 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENVS 4200 Environmental Planning
ID 4070 Green Sustainable and Universal Design for the Built Environment
ID 3650 Lighting Design for Interior Environments
CONS 4000 LEED and Lean


Optional courses to substitute for required courses for students using courses identified in the minor to meet major requirements:

ECT 2050 Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability
ENVS 3030  Energy and Sustainability
ENVS 3100 Environmental Field or Laboratory Methods, or
ENVH 3090 Environmental Assessment Methods I

For further information, please contact: 

Dr. Timothy Chambers, Business
Dr. Joy Potthoff, Interior Design
Dr. Will Roudebush, Construction Management