Minor in Sustainability Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2008
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Completion: 16 credit hours
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The program provides an understanding of sustainability — a unifying approach to human and environmental problems. Sustainable businesses, communities, and other organizations seek to design systems in ways that optimize material and energy use to decrease environmental and health problems and to bolster economic vitality and social equity. A growing number of scholars are framing problems and solutions in the language of sustainability, which balances growth and development with justice and environmental stewardship, in order to meet today’s needs without undermining the ability of future generations to do the same.

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