Sustainability Studies Minor

Program Director: Frank Galgano, Ph.D.
Office Location: Mendel Science Center G67E
Telephone: 610-519-3337

Engineering students should contact:
Minor Director: Virginia Smith, Ph.D.
Office Location: 364A Drosdick Hall 
Telephone: (610) 519-4961

MINOR: Sustainability Studies (18 credits)

The sustainability minor is open to all students and requires 6 courses and ~21 credits (dependent on lab course selections). It is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge of sustainability with a distinctive program of study encompassing the relationship between the environment and society. In addition to taking GEV 3001 (which will replace one course from either the Humanities or Policy Stem), students will select two courses from each of the three stems below: Humanities, Policy, and Science and Technology. 

Program Notes:

  • Courses that fulfill minor requirements may be used to fulfill other requirements (i.e., primary major, core curriculum, minors, concentrations, or free electives).
  • Students may count 2 sustainability-approved courses from their primary major or a relevant core course (including relevant MSE courses) toward the minor.
  • Course list may be supplemented by the program director as new courses become available 
  • With the permission of the program director, the following courses MAY be counted (when they are sustainability-relevant: For PJ 3000, PJ 5000, ECO 4200, GEV 3000, GEV 4330, GEV 4340, GEV 4510, PSC 4275, CEE 4612, CHE 4831/32.
  • BIO 4451/52, CHE 4831/32, CHM 1311/01, GEV 1050, GEV 1051, GEV 432X: Associated Lab Required, see advisor
Humanities Stem Courses  +
Policy and Management Stem Courses  +
Science and Technology Stem Courses  +
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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Summer 2024 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived catalog available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 





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