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Sustainability Studies minor

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General information

The purpose of the Sustainability Studies minor is to provide foundational knowledge and skills related to the emerging discipline of sustainability and to prepare students to become innovators within their diverse fields. The minor seeks to educate students in the concepts and best practices in sustainability, and to teach them to consider all factors: economic, environmental and social, both in the short term and in the long term in making decisions. Intended as a complement to core fields of study, the minor draws from courses across all faculties, and enhances and reflects each student’s individual academic and career interests.

Minor requirements

The Sustainability Studies minor is available to all students in any major program at our university. The minor consists of seven courses or 21 credit hours, which includes three mandatory courses and four elective courses chosen from the list below. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in minor courses is required to successfully complete the minor.

Elective courses selected from the following:

Four of:


  • No more than six credit hours (two courses) can be double counted with the student’s major or minor program.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to check carefully for prerequisites, co-requisites and enrollment restrictions.

  • Students should note that not all courses listed are available each year and all courses have enrollment capacities.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from their Faculty Advisor or the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to ensure they are meeting all enrollment requirements.

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