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Undergraduate Minor

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Courses you’ll
get to take:

Sustainability minor:
18 credits
Foundations of sustainability, ethics, Campus Sustainability capstone - where you’ll design and implement a real project to better UW, and a custom set of elective courses to support your chosen track: general, food systems, or energy.

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“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

Organizations, communities, and even individuals are looking for ways to operate and live more sustainability; to consume fewer nonrenewable resources and create less waste; to create systems that make people prosperous, healthy, and productive; and to work toward a better 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.

Students pursuing the Sustainability minor from the Haub School choose one of three tracks:

  • General: Choose courses in design, environment, and culture/society to complement your career interests.
  • Food Systems: Choose courses that explore the ecological, economic, policy, cultural, and social justice aspects of our food system.
  • Energy: Choose courses that explore the water, climate, and community health and development aspects of a sustainable energy future.

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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.


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 science communication, public engagement, and climate change research, and government programs that manage and support sustainability initiatives and research.

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 changing climate, and promote long-term sustainable practices
  • manage and ensure regulatory compliance

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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804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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