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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainability Minor (SUST) - BS Minor

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24-25 S.H.

Jeanne Franz, Advisor
320 Pasteur Hall (507.457.5297)
Sustainability Minor website

This minor allows students to undertake an interdisciplinary program of study that focuses on sustainability. Sustainability has been defined by the United Nations as a way for humankind to “meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Fulfilling the requirements of this minor will help students gain an understanding of the complex issues surrounding present and foreseeable challenges to building and maintaining a more sustainable society. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability issues, this minor will compliment all major programs of study.

Part I: Sustainability Core Courses

Provides students with an overview of the fundamentals of sustainability

Part II: Sustainability Focus Areas

Provides students with an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in specific areas of study

Elective Courses (6 S.H.)

Choose 6 additional credits from one of the following categories. All credits must be from the same category and may not duplicate Core Required Courses or courses used to fulfill major requirements.

Science Category

Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Category

Arts Administration (AAD)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Political Science (POLS) and Public Administration


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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