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Academic Programs|Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Undergraduate Minor in Sustainabilitysustainability

Sustainable systems last into the future, endure change, and never become depleted. As it relates to environment and natural resources, sustainability means using natural resources in a way that allows them to replenish and last indefinitely without running out.

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is excited to offer a new minor in sustainability starting in fall, 2013. Add this minor to any undergraduate degree program at the University of Wyoming to learn how to understand, analyze, and implement sustainable solutions.


Students must earn a total of 18 credit hours to achieve the minor:

3 credits: Foundations of Sustainability (ENR 1300)
3 credits: Environmental, Natural Resource, or Global Ethics
3 credits: Campus Sustainability (ENR 4600)
9 credits: Electives from the student's chosen track

General Track

Students seeking a general exposure to sustainability can select from a wide range of courses to complement their major and career interests. They key to this track is exposure to three different aspects of sustainability, including design, environment and culture/society.

Food Systems Track

The diverse courses in the food systems track include ecological, economic, policy, cultural and social justice aspects of our food system.

Sustainable Energy Track

Students in this track will come to understand the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability and the energy-related issues of water, climate, and community health and development, in order to meet the needs of a sustainable energy future.

See the curriculum and requirements for the minor and tracks.

View ENR courses in the UW bulletin.

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