University Interdisciplinary Programs
Created by the Sustainability Academy and approved by the Sustainability Curriculum Committee, this Sustainability Studies Minor draws across all the colleges at WWU, and is administered by an academic program director and advisers within the student’s major. The Minor is appropriate for students who wish to complement their undergraduate curricula and to further gain knowledge about the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability in both their academic and professional growth. The minor is highly cross-disciplinary in an effort to provide a diverse foundation for becoming engaged citizens.
Why Consider a Minor in Sustainability Studies?
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
To apply for the minor, applicants must first have completed ENVS 116 (Sustainability Literacy I), declared a major, and present a plan of study to the Academic Program Director (Dr. Grace Wang, Environmental Studies). The proposed plan of study must be approved by both the student’s major faculty adviser and the Program Director. Students may apply toward the minor no more than approximately eight credits (or two courses) from their major requirements. A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor, and a GPA of 2.7 is required.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.