Feb 08, 2023
2.0 GPA required.
Letter grade required in all minor courses unless otherwise noted.
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 sustainability fundamentals overview
Required Courses (18 S.H.)
Environmental - choose one:
Part II: Sustainability Focus Areas
Provides opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in specific study areas
Electives (6 S.H.)
Choose 6 S.H. from one of the following categories. All credits must be from the same category and may not duplicate courses used to fulfill major requirements.
Composite Materials Engineering
Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Services
Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Category
Political Science and Public Administration
Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Course(s) Unique to Minor
WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course unique to the minor and not used in major or additional requirements. See DARS for details.
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement
✪ = Civic Engagement and Service Learning