Environmental Sciences

Sustainability Minor

Regardless of what your future holds, an understanding of how to think sustainably will complement any career with intellectual breadth and problem-solving skills.  Sustainability is widely recognized as a metric for assessing the value of potential solutions to contemporary environmental, social, and economic challenges. The Sustainability Minor examines the interconnected nature of the triple bottom line of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, social integrity, and economic stability. The study of sustainable practices encompasses multi-generational and transnational responsibility, while also exploring the feasibility of solutions. The ultimate goal is to impart sustainability into activities within a profession, as well as in personal life decisions.

Requirements for Minor in Sustainability

23 hours: 10 hours of core courses, 1 hour of EVS 496 Applied Service Learning, 3 hours each in Environmental Domain, Social Domain, and Economic Domain, 3 hours of electives. Core courses: EVS 195, EVSL 195, EVS 205, and EVS 476. Electives: Students may select any EVS numbered courses not used in the core requirements. A minimum of 9 hours must be at the 300-400 level. A maximum of 12 credit hours counted toward a student’s major in another department will be counted toward completion of core and/or elective minor requirements in EVS. Students selecting the minor in sustainability are strongly encouraged to meet with an EVS advisor to determine a specific course of study. Minimum overall quality point average of “C” (2.00) average in courses.

Sustainability Minor Core Courses (10 hours required)
EVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
EVSL 195 - Environmental Studies Laboratory
EVS 205 - Global Environmental Issues
EVS 476 - Topics and Issues in Sustainability

Applied Service Learning (minimum of 1 hour required)

EVS 496 Applied Service Learning

Environmental Domain (minimum of 3 hours required)

BIO 366 - Ecology

CHM 377 - Environmental Chemistry

EVS 445 - Environmental Conservation

EVS 477 - Environmental Site Assessment

GLY 420 (PHY 420) - Global Climate Change

GGY 340 - Population, Resources, and the Environment

Social Domain (minimum of 3 hours required)

ANT 329 - Environmental Justice Ethnography

EVS 364 - Natural Resource Policy

HST 332 - American Environmental History

GGY 473 - Regional and Environmental Land Use Plan

PLS 209 - Environmental Politics

PSY 370 - Environmental Psychology

Economic Domain (minimum of 3 hours required)

EBD 280 - Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors

ECN 125 - Survey of Economics

ECN 250 - Capitalism and the Global Market

ECN 325 (EVS 325) - Environmental Economics

ECN 330 (EVS 330) - Natural Resource Economics

MGT 351 - Green Business and Sustainable Enterprise

Electives (minimum of 3 hours required)

ANT 309 - Environmental Anthropology

ANT 327 - Globalization & Culture Change

BIO 466 - Conservation Biology

BLA 371 - International Business Law

CHML 377 - Environmental Chemistry Lab

COM 223 - Mediation and Conflict Management

COM 257 - Argumentation and Debate

COM 265 - Media, Culture and Society I

COM 351 - Media and Politics

EBD 281 - Creativity and Innovation

EBD 380 - Entrepreneurship

EVS 281- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Sciences

EVS 360 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management

EVS 430 - Tropical Environmental Ecology

EVS 440 - Wildlife Field Methods for Conservation

EVS 450 - Food and the Environment

EVS 463 - Environmental Education and Interpretation

GGY 270 - Principles of Land Use Planning

GGY 317 - Urban Geography

GGY 328 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GGY 345 - The Geography of Food

GGY 432 - Biogeography

INB 300 - International Business

INT 331 - The Environment and Development in Africa

INT 360 - Topics in the Global Environment

PLS 205 - Campaign and Elections

PLS 208 - Politics and the Entertainment Media

PLS 304 - Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

PLS 425 - International Politics

REC 362 (EVS 485) - North Carolina Coastal Issues and Experience

REC 366 - Coastal Recreation Resource Management

REC 451 - Travel and Tourism

SHS 210 - Introduction to Science, the Humanities and Society

SOC 303 - Media and Society

SOC 304 - Popular Culture

SOC 305 - Population

SOC 326 - Collective Behavior and Social Movements

SOC 366 - Social Change

SOC 460 - Sociology of Poverty

SOC 485 - The Community