Sustainability Studies Minor

About the Minor

Sustainability studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to what may be the defining challenge of the twenty-first century: how to transform human societies to meet everyone's needs while preserving the natural environment upon which we all rely. Sustainability studies is also profoundly future-oriented, always returning to the touchstone of how to move towards a world where both human and natural systems are not only healthy but also can be maintained that way indefinitely. The minor in sustainability studies provides students with an understanding of the complex, interconnected systems that affect ecological health, economic welfare, and social justice; the ability to recognize and analyze challenges to human and environmental health and well-being; and the skills to help transform local and global communities into sustainable ones.

For more information, contact Karla Armbruster at or 314-246-7577.