Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

George Washington University

Year Founded: Sept. 1, 2012
Date Posted: Aug. 24, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


The Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability allows students to explore the challenges of sustainability and to think about how to develop solutions to pressing issues at the local, regional, and global scale. It introduces students to the concepts, principles, and issues that inform the sustainability paradigm and also integrates classroom and community-based learning and research in a program that prepares students to apply the sustainability perspective to their future endeavors.

The program, which is open to all undergraduate students, includes a team-taught introductory course with faculty from several schools participating and an experiential learning component that serves as a culminating experience for junior or senior students.

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