Minor in Environmental Sustainability

Meredith College

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Completion: Requires 23 credit hours, 10 hours from required course, and 13 from electives.
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The environmental sustainability major/minor is an interdisciplinary program focused on three foundations: natural and mathematical sciences, social sciences, and economics and communication. Meredith's program is one of the first in North Carolina to focus on sustainability in an interdisciplinary way. The flexible nature of the environmental sustainability major at Meredith College allows students to tailor a program that fits their professional career interests. Students take liberal arts courses, such as environmental politics, ethics, and economics, in addition to science and math classes, and participate in a research or internship experience. As a result, they are prepared for a wide array of career options. Students may choose to double major in environmental sustainability and a more disciplined-centered major. The program also gives students numerous choices in electives, allowing them to simultaneously work toward their career goals in other disciplines such as education, engineering, business and design. And, students engage in their studies within a campus environment that is focused on issues of sustainability.

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