Minor in Environmental Science & Sustainability

Western Kentucky University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Completion: 21 hours
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


For the Sustainability Minor, a minimum of 21 semester hours are required, with at least 12 semester hours at the 300 and 400 level. For major requirements in Environmental and Sustainable Development, refer back to the Geography and Geology homepage. The Sustainability Minor provides students with the environmental science knowledge and the theoretical foundation to approach decision making in a way that is sustainable for the long term. They will understand how both individual and societal decision making impacts the environment. Completion of the minor in Sustainability will enable students to examine objectively the impact of specific human activities on the environment and how to mitigate the negative ramifications. The Department recommends strongly that students take GEOG 380 at the end of the sophomore or beginning of the junior year.

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