Enrollment & Advising

Sustainability Studies Advising

Beth Mercer-Taylor is providing advising coverage for the Sustainability Studies Minor for spring semester 2019.
Beth has time during the following days for students to schedule to meet with her regarding the Sustainability Studies Minor:

Portrait: Beth Mercer-Taylor

130 Coffey Hall
Wednesdays 12pm-1pm
Thursdays 8:30am-9:30am and 2pm-4pm
Schedule an appointment with Beth with this link:  bethmt.appointments.umn.edu
The Sustainability Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program drawing students from all colleges and departments who want to learn about sustainability, with no pre-requisites. Students must earn at least 15 credits through five or more courses. A current listing of required core courses and all electives is at University Catalog Sustainability Studies Minor. The program is flexible, allowing students to petition for courses that are not listed to count towards the Minor, allowing study abroad to count for up to 6 credits and allowing courses that count towards the major or another minor to count towards the Sustainability Studies Minor. The requirements are easy to follow:
  • Two core courses, SUST 3003 and SUST 4004, are required for the Sustainability Studies Minor and provide an immersion in the history, practice and future of sustainability.
  • Three or more elective courses, drawn from at least 3 of 4 categories, are required for the Sustainability Studies Minor. The elective categories are:
    • Economics and Policy
    • Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Biophysical Sciences
    • Design and Technology
  • An optional internship course, SUST 4096, matches students to sustainability-related opportunities and may count as an elective in the Sustainability Studies Minor.
  • An optional course on environmental justice, SUST 3017, offers community-engaged learning and may count as an elective in the Sustainability Studies Minor

Students should enroll online in the Sustainability Studies Minor online at one of these links:

To learn more about the minor prior to your appointment, click on the Core Courses and Electives Tab