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The Minor with a Major Impact

Are You Interested in Sustainability?

Sustainability is dynamic, multidisciplinary field that deeply considers the interconnections between social, environmental, and economic systems and the care of the earth as our common home.

Working with the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute and community partners, students in the SEE minor have the opportunity to collaborate in the planning and implementation of sustainable solutions both on campus and in the Dayton area. Students in SEE classes have initiated several projects in sustainability education, waste reduction, campus energy uses, and community resilience and art.

How to Complete the SEE Minor

Students earn the SEE Minor by completing 18 credits (6 approved courses). Many of those courses fulfill CAP requirements. All students take SEE 250: Introduction to Sustainability. Remaining courses often emphasize learning across disciplines and project-based research.

All Students Are Welcome

As one of the largest minors on campus, the SEE minor welcomes students from all majors. We currently have students from Biology, Business, Communication, Dietetics, Education, Engineering, English, Geology, History, Philosophy, Theater and Visual Arts to name a few. Graduates have gone on to use what they have learned in a broad range of fields including communication, business, education, environmental biology, engineering, health sciences, and social work. It truly is the minor that can have a major impact on your future career.

How to Register

Contact Brooke Palmer, Senior Administrative Assistant, to register for the SEE minor.


Sustainability Studies Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2964

Hanley Sustainability Institute

We strive to extend the University of Dayton's sustainability efforts across the campus and into the community.

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