The Sustainability minor is intentionally interdisciplinary and includes core classes from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor allows for three additional electives chosen from the sciences or social sciences (at least one science elective is required). The goal of the minor is to provide a curriculum that encourages students to learn to communicate and to solve problems of societal relevance that straddle disciplinary boundaries in sustainability and global change.
*Beginning in Fall 2016, and moving forward, the Sustainability minor satisfies either the Social Science (SS) or Natural Science (NS) requirement of the Rochester Curriculum if at least three courses are taken from the respective division.
Students who want to declare a Sustainability minor or who want to discuss questions about a Sustainability minor should contact the program advisor, Professor Karen Berger (Earth and Environmental Sciences) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Steering Committee for the Sustainability minor was comprised of faculty from Anthropology, Chemical Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Philosophy, and Political Science Departments.
Prerequisite Statement: Some classes require prerequisites (noted below). AP equivalents or instructor approval is also acceptable.
CORE: Three courses.
Choose two from the following list:
If more than two classes are taken, then the additional classes can be counted as an elective for the minor.
ELECTIVES: Choose three. At least one elective must be in science or engineering.
Other sustainability-related courses, such as those taken abroad or offered on an occasional basis, may be eligible for inclusion in the minor. Contact Professor Berger for approval.