Sustainable Environmental Systems Minor

The Sustainable Environmental Systems minor applies the principles of sustainability science, systems thinking, and the environmental sciences to help society move towards a more sustainable future. Topics include ecological systems, natural resources management, environmental ethics and cultural interactions, as well as selected economics and business perspectives. A maximum of three credits towards the minor may be transfer credits of courses equivalent to University of Connecticut courses. A maximum of six credits in the minor may be part of the major. Students cannot receive the minor within the same Environmental Sciences degree concentration.


Total of at least 15 credits at the 2000-level or above as follows:

I. Core courses (nine credits). All minors must take one course from areas A, B, and C. Additional core courses in a single category can be applied to the additional minor requirements beyond the core requirements. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.

  1. Resource Management: EEB 2208; GEOG 3340; MARN 3030; NRE 2010, 2215E, 2345, 3105, 3125, 3305, 3335, 3345/W, 3500, 3535, 4255, 4335, or 4575
  2. Ecological Systems: EEB 2244/W, 3247, 4230W; EEB 3230/MARN 3014; NRE 2455, 4205, or 4340
  3. Ethics, Values, and Culture: ANTH 3339; ENGL 3240E, 3715E; GEOG 3410; HIST 3540/W, 3542; JOUR 3046; PHIL 3216/W; SOCI 2701, 2705, 2709W, or 3407/W

II. Six additional credits from the following areas: Choose at least three credits from two of the three areas D-F. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.

  1. Built Systems: AH 3175; GEOG 2400; LAND 3230WE, or NRE 3265
  2. Governance and Policy: AH 3174; ARE 2235, 3434E, 3437E, 4438E, 4462E; ECON/MAST 2467; EVST/POLS 3412; GEOG 3320W; MAST/POLS 3832; NRE 3000, 3201, 3245, or SOCI 3407/W
  3. Economics and Business: ARE 2235, 4305, 4438E, 4444, 4462E; ECON/MAST 2467; ECON 3466E, or 3473/W

The minor is offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.