Environmental & Sustainability Sciences Minor

Cornell University

Date Posted: Nov. 2, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


Students seeking a minor in Environmental & Sustainability Science will customize a course of study that will allow them to develop a basic knowledge of biological, physical and social scientific perspectives on environment. The minor is designed to allow students with a wide diversity of interests to gain confidence in their understanding of sustainability and the complex interactions and interdependencies that characterize ecosystems and relationships between society and environment. Building literacy and comprehension across relevant disciplines is a fundamental step toward effective engagement with sustainability and can provide students with highly desirable communication and systems-thinking skills for the job market.