University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Sustainability Education

The Sustainability Studies Program requires a minimum of 15 credits. This includes 6 credits of the required Core Courses, including SUST: 3003 and SUST: 4004, and a minimum of 9 credits of Elective Courses.

SUST 3003: Sustainable People, Sustainable Planet (3 credits)

(3.0 cr; =[GLOS 3304]; Prereq-Soph or jr or sr; fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies Minor. Scientific, cultural, ethical, and economic concepts that affect environmental sustainability and global economic justice. Key texts. Participatory classroom environment.

SUST 4004 Sustainable Communities (3 credits)

(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3003 or GLOS 3304, [jr or sr] in sustainability studies minor] or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Students synthesize multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrate insights gained from various approaches/methods. Concepts/scholarship related to sustainability. Applying knowledge/experience to real sustainability problems.

Examples of previous student coursework available here.

The Sustainability Education website is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

The University of Minnesota offers sustainability courses in most of its colleges and campuses around the state. These courses encompass biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, engineering, business, and health. The Sustainability Studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary programs through which such diverse courses come together.