Sustainability is a rapidly-growing field of studies, and is the focus of new interdisciplinary degrees, certificates, and minor programs at universities across the country. There is increasing demand for students with training and job skills for the green economy, and a widening array of sustainability-related careers to choose from (see this LINK for career info). Follow this LINK to learn about the top 10 green college degrees, career paths, and reasons to incorporate sustainability courses into your studies at Auburn.
Here is another LINK with information about sustainability studies and practices at college.
Extra information on some courses coming up soon, which may be used toward the minor:
Auburn University is now offering a Minor in Sustainability. In order to pursue a minor in sustainability studies, students should file a Plan of Study, in consultation with the Director of Academic Sustainability Programs (Dr. Nanette Chadwick firstname.lastname@example.org), as early as possible. The Plan of Study is ideally completed within the first semester of taking courses toward the minor. The completion and filing of the Plan of Study is a prerequisite to enrolling in the senior capstone class.
All students are required to take:
SUST 2000, Introduction to Sustainability (3) required for all students, and is highly recommended to be taken before taking other courses to be applied to the minor. Prerequisite: minimum of sophomore standing.
NEW as of 2013-14: SUST 2000 will be offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. So, if you are unable to take this class in the Fall, plan on taking it in the spring semester, starting in Spring 2014. You may begin taking minor elective courses before you take this introductory course.
SUST 2000 also is approved as a course for the minor in Community and Civic Engagement, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. This course may count as credit toward either of these minors, but not toward both at the same time.
Choose 3 courses from the following list of electives. The student will choose classes that cover at least two of principal issues in sustainability: general economic issues, environment, and social justice. There may be classes not on this list that are appropriate for the minor and may be approved by the Director of Academic Sustainability Programs as credit toward completion of the minor.
SUST 5000, Senior Capstone in Sustainability (3)*required for all students. Prerequisites: SUST 2000, Program of Study filed with Director of Academic Sustainability Programs. Completion of at least 6 hours of approved electives. All elective course credits must be completed before or concurrently with the capstone course. Students may take no more than one elective concurrently with this class. Strongly recommended to be taken in senior year.
NOTE: This course is currently offered in Spring semester only. However, if you expect to be unable to take this course in Spring, contact the Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, Dr. Nanette Chadwick email@example.com for alternatives.
(NOTE: Not every course is offered every semester. If you have trouble finding courses to fulfill your requirements, talk to your advisor or email the Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, Dr. Nanette Chadwick, at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Last Updated: January 30, 2016