Dec 09, 2018  
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sustainability Minor

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This 18 credit minor helps students develop both broad understanding and practical skills that contribute to their marketability to potential employers, including private businesses that have greened their production methods, public agencies, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. Outcomes include:

  • The addition of a sustainability knowledge base
  • The ability to identify unsustainable practices and to offer the latest science and technological solutions to reduce the impact of these practices.
  • The capacity to affect policy implementation at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
  • A deeper understanding of the local and global challenges to sustainability from economic, environmental and social perspectives.

Note: Additional Electives may be substituted at the discretion of the Program Director.

Program Requirements (Minor)

The Sustainability Studies minor consists of 18 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Foundation Course (3 credits)

At least ONE of the following (if more than one is taken, the additional course(s) count as electives):

Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Sustainability Studies minors must complete 12 elective credits, at least six of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Electives courses include all courses with the “SUS” prefix and approved courses offered in other departments.

Additional Electives

The following courses have been approved as electives counting towards the SUS minor. New approved electives are added every semester, so interested students should check with the Director for the most up-to-date list.

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