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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainability Minor

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The sustainability minor is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise across CLAS departments: anthropology, biology, chemistry, communication, economics, environmental sciences, geography, geology, history, economics, philosophy, physics and political science. The core courses are taught by a faculty team who will present sustainability concepts from socio-ecological and systems perspectives.  

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students should consult with the Sustainability advisor before registering for any courses applicable toward the minor. *Graduate-level courses and cross-lists may be used with prior consent from the advisor.
  2. The minor comprises 18 hours, distributed as follows: two core courses that introduce students to how living things affect and are affected by their environments, a capstone course and three electives chosen from an approved list of CLAS courses. 
  3. Twelve hours of course work for the minor must be upper division (3000 level or above). 
  4. Students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credits in residence with CU Denver faculty.
  5. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses and a minimum grade of C- for each course counted toward the minor.
  6. Credits counted for another major or minor program can be counted toward the Sustainability Minor with approval from the advisor, though no course may be used to fulfill more than two graduation requirements. 

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