The sustainability minor focuses on issues and problems related to local and global sustainability. This interdisciplinary program emphasizes connections between society and the environment, and is designed to complement any Principia College major.
Sustainability minors join a community of students and faculty from several disciplines who are committed to seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems in ways that “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (UN World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
Students complete an introductory course, an independent project, and four courses selected from within the five following content spheres:
Courses in the sustainability minor address at least one of the program’s learning outcomes and include a significant project or assignment from the perspective of the course discipline.