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Sustainability Minor

SUSTAINABILITY

Undergraduate Minor


Communities, organizations, and individuals are looking for ways to live and operate more sustainability; to consume fewer nonrenewable resources and create less waste; to create systems that support people to be prosperous, healthy, and productive; and to work toward a better, more equitable world for future generations. Add the minor in Sustainability to any undergraduate degree program at the University of Wyoming to learn how to understand, analyze, and implement sustainable solutions.

The Sustainability minor from the Haub School emphasizes development of essential skills:

  • Communication (written and spoken)
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaborative problem-solving

COURSES YOU'LL TAKE:

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Foundations of sustainability, ethics, Campus Sustainability capstone - where you’ll design and implement a real project to enhance sustainability at UW or the surrounding community—and a custom set of elective courses on sustainable design, energy, food systems and more.


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Careers:

Our economy and our world are changing rapidly. Many of the jobs, career paths, and professional opportunities you could take after you graduate might not even exist yet! The Haub School will prepare you to be a nimble, creative, and critical thinker, building the skills, knowledge, and tools you can apply to wherever you want to forge a path in the future.

Sustainability Minor

Career opportunities exist in private business like textiles and manufacturing organizations, corporations, and energy companies, educational and research organizations like universities, and labs; non-profits that specialize in food justice, science communication, public engagement, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, and government programs that manage and support sustainability initiatives and research.

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you could:

  • develop and implement sustainability concepts and strategies
  • establish, track, and analyze sustainability performance metrics
  • reduce energy and carbon footprints, “green” supply chains, reduce waste and environmental impacts, adapt to a changing climate, support local and just food systems
  • promote long-term sustainable practices

jobs:

Sustainability Coordinator, Preservation Specialist, Lead Solar Technician, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Regulatory Specialist, Field Organizer, Land Acquisition Director, Conservation Coordinator, Planning & Environmental Coordinator

employers:

PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), Riverwind Foundation, AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), Green America, American Conservation Experience, New Mexico Department of Transportation, Edge Environmental, CH2M Hill, Alliance for Historic Wyoming


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Alumni Stories

“I plan to incorporate the knowledge I have gained from my sustainability minor into my future career to hopefully make lasting, meaningful changes in the field of architectural engineering.”

Degree BS Architectural Engineering ‘19

Minors Sustainability, International Engineering

Hometown Laramie, Wyoming

Co-Curriculars UW Swimming & Diving Team, Architectural Engineering Institute UW President and National President, AASHE Stars Coordinator Intern, Coover Clark & Associates Architectural Engineering Intern

Contact and callouts



Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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