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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 Minor

Students earn the Sustainability Minor by completing 18 semester hours (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, we welcome students from all majors. We currently have students from biology, business, communication, dietetics, education, engineering, English, geology, history, philosophy, theatre, dance and performance technology, and art and design 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 program director Rebecca Potter to register for the sustainability minor.

Admission Resources

Undergraduate Admissions

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Undergraduate Catalog

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Sustainability Studies Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2950

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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