Learning how to meet the needs of current generations without hindering future generations from meeting theirs
The Sustainability Studies minor provides you the opportunity to learn more about human connections to our planet and engage in meaningful experiences related to the economic, social and ecological concept of sustainability. You will discover ways to maximize the earth’s natural resources while simultaneously protecting them for use by future generations. Your courses will challenge you to think critically, write clearly and perform focused research on 21st century issues facing the planet.
What will I learn?
Sustainability Studies is joint minor between the Department of Biology and Environmental Studies and the Department of Psychology, encompassing a wide range of interdisciplinary coursework in business, chemistry, English, history, philosophy, political science and sociology. The Sustainability Studies minor will provide you with a broad introduction to the complex system-scale challenges of sustainability, as well as the tools needed to address problems that transcend solely social or environmental domains.
This class studies the interactions between organisms and their environments. Topics include biomes, plant and animal adaptations, populations, interactions between populations, community structure, ecosystems and large scale ecological processes. The laboratory will involve structured field experiments and independent research projects.
Explore the Biology and Environmental Science Department
This dynamic department covers everything from DNA research to neurosciences to collecting bug specimens in the field. See what the Biology and Environmental Science department has for you.