Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Sustainability Minor

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Program of Study

With a changing climate and mounting concern about “sustainability” across a wide spectrum of disciplines, the Minor in Sustainability provides students the opportunity to explore sustainable development, climate change, business sustainability, socio-ecological resilience, and related issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students choose courses from the Environmental Studies Program’s list of approved courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Physical and Life Sciences.

It is an excellent addition to any major, including Anthropology, Business Administration, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Communication, Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students enrolled in the Environmental Studies major cannot complete the Minor.

Special Conditions for the Minor in Sustainability

Completion of eighteen (18) units of credit, fifteen (15) of which must be at the upper-division level. Each course counted toward the minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Required Courses

Lower-Division (3 Units)

Upper-Division Electives (6 Units)

Based on their interests, students choose six (6) units selected from the Environmental Studies Program’s course lists in Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Sciences. Students may appeal to have additional courses included in their minor that are not on the programs’ lists, and up to six (6) units from their majors may double count.  The program encourages students to work with a faculty member as they make their selections.

Total (18 Units)

Additional courses may be approved to satisfy these requirements as additional courses are developed. The most current list is available from the Program Director, an Academic Advisor or online at http://www.csusm.edu/envs.

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