Minor in Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability minor consists of 18-20 units of course work and provides an interdisciplinary foundation of sustainable thinking that will inform students in their future careers and as they become leaders in their communities, contributing as part of an informed and engaged citizenry. 

Required Courses
BIOL 105ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
Planet, Prosperity and People Electives 1
Select at least one course from each of the elective groups listed below (Planet, Prosperity, and People), and at least one additional course from any of the three groups. A minimum of 3 units must be completed at the 300-400 level.12-14
Practice
Select one course from the following: 23
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
BUSINESS ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Total Units18-20
1

A special topics course from various departments (e.g. ENVS 432, GEOG 473) may be taken with prior permission from sustainability minor coordinator.

2

Other department internships may be used with prior permission from sustainability minor coordinator.

Planet, Prosperity and People Electives 

Planet Electives
PACKAGE DESIGN
BIOLOGY II: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION [LECTURE]
and BIOLOGY II: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION [LAB]
FIELD AND NATURAL SCIENCE (* Restricted to education majors)
NATURAL HISTORY INTERPRETATION AND PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
HUMAN ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
HUMANS, SCIENCE AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SERVICE LEARNING IN THE TROPICS
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND CONSERVATION
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
TROPICAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
TROPICAL FIELD ECOLOGY
WETLAND ECOLOGY
ECOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS LABORATORY
SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, CONSERVATION AND BEHAVIOR
CHEMISTRY AND CURRENT PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
APPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND STUDIES
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
ENERGY RESOURCES
GEOGRAPHIES OF HEALTH
CLIMATOLOGY
METEOROLOGY
NATURAL RESOURCES AND SOCIETY: A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE
APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
SEVERE AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER
CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENCE TO POLICY
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
OCEANOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Prosperity Electives
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
CREATIVITY AND IDEA DEVELOPMENT
DESIGN THINKING FOR INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP, LEARNING, AND CHANGE
BUSINESS ETHICS
People Electives
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
GRAPHIC DESIGN: SOCIAL ISSUES
INTRODUCTION TO THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
DIVERSITY, CULTURE, AND TEAM DYNAMICS
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANNING
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF URBANIZATION
URBAN SYSTEMS
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONSUMPTION AND WASTE
LAND USE PLANNING
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS
THE ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD: 1492-THE PRESENT
CULTURE, HEALTH, AND THE CITY
RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS