Minor in Sustainability Studies

George Mason University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Completion: Requires a minimum 16 credits including 2 core courses.
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


A society grounded in the principles of sustainability achieves balance among the "Three Es": Ecological integrity, Economic vitality, and Equity among people. The Sustainability Studies Minor (SSM) introduces students to the concepts, principles and ethical and moral issues that inform the sustainability paradigm. The SSM's curriculum integrates classroom learning, field study, and service projects in a program that prepares students to apply the sustainability perspective to their future actions as producers, consumers, innovators and citizens.

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