Sustainability Studies

Sustainability seeks to make communities more just and vibrant and government and businesses more efficient in a manner that helps protect the environment and our resources, so that future generations can enjoy the same quality of life that we do.

This minor is open to all majors and combines the fields of environmental studies, urban-community studies, and social justice issues. It draws on concepts and practices from business, science, engineering, and the humanities.

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Why minor in Sustainability Studies?

  1. It’s a Growing Job Field! Sources such as the Congressional Budget Office, LinkedIn, and the Pew Charitable Trust have reported that the rate of growth in “green jobs” has outpaced regular job growth almost 3-to-1 in the last decade, especially in fields like alternative energy, green construction, hybrid and electric vehicles, local and organic farming, public transportation, pollution control, and community enhancement. Also, many traditional businesses and organizations are hiring more sustainability experts to improve company efficiency, employee wellness, and protect the environment.
  2. Build Better Communities through engaging with campus and Memphis issues.
  3. Protect the Environment by learning about biodiversity and climate change.
  4. Live Lasallian by pursuing Social Justice and caring for God’s Creation.

Sustainability Studies Minor Requirements

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The minor requires completion of 19 specified class hours from the following courses; some also fulfill general education or other degree requirements:

  • Introduction to Sustainability Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Technology and Human Values

Plus three more additional more classes from the list below (two of which must be from outside your major):

  • Air Pollution
  • American West
  • Cities & Suburbs
  • Community Service
  • Compleat Engineer
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental History of America
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Global Studies
  • International Business
  • International Trade
  • Justice & Society
  • Managerial Economics
  • Prophets
  • Spirituality & Food Ethics
  • Stereotyping & Prejudice
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability Internship
  • Technology and Human Values
  • Toxicology
  • World Politics

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