The University of Denver's minor in sustainability, offered through the Department of Geography & the Environment, is an excellent choice for students no matter their major. An understanding of sustainability includes the scientific basis for sustainable resource use as well as the social and economic implications and costs of sustainable practices. As we move into the future, sustainability will be of paramount concern in nearly every professional field, and this minor can help you contribute to a healthier word, whether you find your career in engineering or education, marketing or biology.
Among the problems facing society are an uncertain global economy, the heavy reliance of both developed and developing nations on increasingly limited supplies of nonrenewable energy sources, and the resulting social unrest building throughout many parts of the world. Understanding and finding a solution to these challenges and moving toward a sustainable future will require an interdisciplinary perspective on these problems. Our minor in sustainability will give you the opportunity to develop the insight to work toward a better future.