Sustainability Studies Minor
Chair: Nathaniel Weston, Ph.D.
Program Director: Steven Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Office Location: Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
The Department of Geography and the Environment offers B.A. degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies, and a B.S. in Environmental Science. The department also offers minors in Geography and Sustainability Studies. The department’s overarching objective is to integrate the disciplines of geography and environmental science to seek an understanding of human and environmental patterns, the processes that produce those spatial patterns, and salient human and environmental problems that face modern society. The department has three teaching and five research labs; and the department has a full suite of state-of-the-art geospatial software and scientific research equipment.
MINOR (18 credits)
The sustainability minor is open to all students and requires 6 courses and ~21 credits (dependent on lab course selections). It is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge of sustainability with a distinctive program of study encompassing the relationship between the environment and society. In addition to taking GEV 3001 (which will replace one course from either the Humanities or Policy Stem), students will select two courses from each of the three stems below: Humanities, Policy, and Science and Technology.
- Students may count 1 course from their major or a relevant core course (including relevant MSE courses) toward the minor).
- Course list may be supplemented by the program director as new courses become available
- For PJ 3000, PJ 5000, ECO 4200, GEV 3000, GEV 4330, GEV 4340, GEV 4510, PSC 4275, CEE 4612, CHE 4831/32, MSE 20XX: Permission of program director required
- BIO 4451/52, CHE 4831/32, CHM 1311/01, GEV 1050, GEV 1051, GEV 432X, MSE 20XX: Associated Lab Required, see advisor