Environmental Sustainability, Minor
Here, you will study ecosystems and the ways humans interact with them using the perspectives of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. You will work extensively with full-time professors who have practical experience in the environmental sciences and sustainability. You’ll have many opportunities for field study and research; our faculty members include undergraduate students in all research projects, and you will be required to complete an undergraduate research project or internship. You will learn how to develop solutions for these issues and prepare for a career in research, industry, education, government, or public service.
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Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Sustainability coordinator
- Conservation biology
- Community-supported agriculture
- Environmental education and communication
- Resource management, assessment, and protection
- Air, water, and soil quality monitoring
- Renewable energy design and construction
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Community organizer
- Resource, park or forest manager
- Environmental administrator
- University professor
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A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
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In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
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- Take 21 units from the following courses:
- COM 150
- ECO 324
- ENV 115, ENV 181, ENV 171, ENV 250
- (ENV 326 and ENV 326L) or, ENV 324 and ENV 324L
- FOR 230, FOR 381
- HUM 175
- PHI 331
- POS 359
Environmental and Sustainability Studies Majors cannot pursue this minor.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.