Sustainability Minor

Available on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses, and via Ecampus.

OSU Main Campus Contact: Ann Scheerer, 3017B Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; 541-737-5687; Ann.Scheerer@oregonstate.edu or the Sustainability Double Degree academic advisor, Sus.Advising@oregonstate.edu.

OSU-Cascades Campus Contact: Matt Shinderman, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University Cascades; 541-322-3159; matt.shinderman@osucascades.edu.

The Sustainability minor includes core sustainability courses (5) and tailored elective courses to expand students’ knowledge and experience of their primary major in the context of sustainability principles and frameworks. Courses from a student’s major course of study will not count towards minor requirements. Completion of the Sustainability minor requires 27 credits beyond the 180-credit minimum for graduation.

Sustainability Core
SUS 304*SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT4
SUS 350*SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES4
Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
*ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability
Select one of the following:3-4
*^ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY
*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Economic Dimensions of Sustainability
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY
*ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY
^MEASURING RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Sustainability Individualized Study/Elective Credits
Select 7-10 credits 17-10
Total Hours24-30

Elective Courses

Business
AEC 250*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 253*ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS4
AEC 351*NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 352/ECON 352*ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 434^MEASURING RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS4
BA 302BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT4
BA 351MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS4
BA 352MANAGING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE4
BA 362SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES4
BA 432*ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, SUSTAINABILITY AND BUSINESS3
BA 466INTEGRATIVE STRATEGIC EXPERIENCE4
ECON 202*INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS4
ECON 315INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY4
Engineering
BEE 221FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING3
BEE 320BIOSYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND MODELING4
BEE 322ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS AND TRANSFER PROCESS4
CCE 422GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS3
CHE 450CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS3
CHE 451SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES3
ECE 438ELECTRIC AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES4
ENGR 350*SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING3
ENVE 321ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS4
ME 312THERMODYNAMICS4
Natural Sciences
BI 301*HUMAN IMPACTS ON ECOSYSTEMS3
BI 306*^ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY3
BI 370ECOLOGY3
CH 374*TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, AND RISK3
CH 390ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY3
FES 435/TOX 435*GENES AND CHEMICALS IN AGRICULTURE: VALUE AND RISK3
FES 485*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES3
FOR 462NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY AND LAW3
FW 251PRINCIPLES OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION3
FW 303SURVEY OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NATURAL RESOURCE3
FW 321APPLIED COMMUNITY AND ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY3
FW 325*GLOBAL CRISES IN RESOURCE ECOLOGY3
FW 326INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT3
FW 340*MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN NATURAL RESOURCES3
FW 350*ENDANGERED SPECIES, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY3
FW 435^WILDLIFE IN AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS3
FW 488PROBLEM SOLVING IN FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE SCIENCE3
FW 489EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE SCIENCE3
GEO 306*MINERALS, ENERGY, WATER, AND THE ENVIRONMENT3
GEO 309*ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE3
GEOG 300*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD3
GEOG 324GEOGRAPHY OF LIFE: SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND CONSERVATION4
GEOG 330*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION3
GEOG 331*POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENT3
GEOG 340*INTRODUCTION TO WATER SCIENCE AND POLICY3
GEOG 360GISCIENCE I: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEORY4
GEOG 430RESILIENCE-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
GEOG 431GLOBAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT3
GEOG 441INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT3
GEOG 450LAND USE IN THE AMERICAN WEST3
GEOG 451PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES4
GEOG 452SUSTAINABLE SITE PLANNING3
PH 313*ENERGY ALTERNATIVES3
WSE 210*RENEWABLE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY AND UTILIZATION4
WSE 266*INDUSTRIAL HEMP3
WSE 321CHEMISTRY OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS3
WSE 322PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS4
SOIL 499SPECIAL TOPICS1-16
Z 349*BIODIVERSITY: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONSERVATION3
Social Sciences/Humanities
AEC 250*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 253*ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS4
AEC 351*NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 352/ECON 352*ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
AEC 434^MEASURING RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS4
ANTH 481*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES3
COMM 408WORKSHOP1-16
COMM 440THEORIES OF CONFLICT AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT3
COMM 442BARGAINING AND NEGOTIATION PROCESSES3
ENG 482STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT4
FES 485*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES3
PHL 325*SCIENTIFIC REASONING4
PHL 390MORAL THEORIES3
PHL 439PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE3
PHL 440*ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS3
PHL 443*WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES3
PS 331*STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS4
PS 370*SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND POLITICS4
PS 449^TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS4
PS 461ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY4
PS 475ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY4
PS 477INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY4
SOC 360*POPULATION TRENDS AND POLICY4
SOC 381SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY4
SOC 480*ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOC 481*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES4

Minor Code: 871