Program Requirements

Hours: 20-23

Core Courses (10 hours required)

GEO 140Environmental Science (4) CN


BIO 140Environmental Science (4) CN

*GEO/BIO 140 must be completed as one of the first two courses taken in the minor.

ECO 212Principles of Microeconomics (3) CEP

ETH:PHI 203Environmental Ethics (3) CE

Elective Courses (9-12 hours)

Choose three courses from one or more of the three key areas listed below. Only one course at the 100 level may be chosen. Note that some of these courses have pre-requisites; many can also be used to satisfy the University core curriculum requirements.


ART 336Sculpture Wkshp:Sustainable Mixed Media (3) CAM

BIO 203Developmental Biology (4)

BIO 218Animal Behavior (4)

BIO 315Ecology (4)

BIO 330Evolution (4)

BIO 330AEvolution (LAB) (0)

BIO 335Entomology (4)

BIO 335AEntomology (LAB) (0)

CHE 105Chem for Everyday Living (4) CN

GEO 115Earth Science (L/L) (4) CN

GEO 120Geology of Cincinnati (4) CN

GEO 130Oceanography (L/L) (4) CN

GEO 165Meteorology (L/L) (4) CN


ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

MGT 300Management/Org Behavior (3)

MTH 301Mathematical Modeling (3)


ENG 165Literature, Nature & Environ (3)

ENG 277Dollars & Sense: Materialism in 20th-Century American Fiction (3) CL

HIS 200Local History (3) CH

HIS 236From Cortez to Costco Impact of European Contact with the Americas on the Food We Eat (3) CH

JCG 266A Land Where You Can Eat: Sustainable Foodways and Christian Spirituality (3) JCG

JCG 390Appalachian Culture & Spirit (3) JCG/EXP

REL 206Spirituality & Wellness (3) CR

SOC 202Race, Class, Gender (3)

Before completing the minor, each student must also complete one service learning credit with an organization appropriate to sustainability studies (1 credit/30 hours taken through the Plus One Credit Option Program of the Service Learning Center). The choice of the course to which this credit will be attached, and the organization with which the student serves, is subject to the program coordinator's approval.


Residency requirement: 6 hours
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in those 6 hours