The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Drew Mannetter, Ph.D.
Tower Hall, Room 3750
Fast Facts: Sustainability Studies and the Environment Major and Minor
Major: 44-46 credits
Minor: 24 credits
Students who successfully complete a Sustainability Studies and the Environment major, along with interdisciplinary courses outside the program, will be exceptionally well prepared for the modern day workplace and a variety of graduate degrees.
This program is also ideal for students who have an interest in integrating sustainability and the environment into their careers across all industries.
Sustainability now has an impact in all areas of human endeavor. Governments, corporations, religious institutions, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, hospitals, etc. are all incorporating principles of sustainability into their everyday practices.
Additionally, students can prepare themselves for the job market by combining a sustainability major with any field of interest: business, economics, biology, marketing, nursing, management, fine arts, pre-law, etc.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
BIO 1103 - Current Environmental Topics
Discussion of environmental problems which have developed through man's impact on nature: water resources, food supply, overpopulation and pollution problems are stressed.
CHM 1010 - Chemistry and Sustainability
Course description Introduces basic concepts of chemistry and their relationship or application to sustainability and social issues.
PHL 2777 - Philosophy course
POL 4402 - Environmental Politics
An examination of debates dealing with global environmental problems and the varying roles of nongovernmental organizations. Topics vary from resource wars to environmental racism as issues confronting the human community.