Completing the Environment & Sustainability Minor

The Environment & Sustainability Minor combines two core required classes with three to four electives from a diverse menu of more than 100 other subjects. Below are five suggested ways that students can fulfill the requirements of the Minor, taking a total of 57-60 units.

Starting as a First-Year Student
  • First Year, Fall: join Terrascope and take Solving Complex Problems [12.000]
  • First Year, Spring: continue Terrascope with Terrascope [SP.360] or Design for Complex Environmental Issues [2.00C/1.016/EC.746]
  • Sophomore Year, Fall: take People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science [12.387/IDS.063/15.874]
  • Sophomore Year, Spring: take one of the core D-Lab classes from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Fall: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Spring: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
Starting as a Sophomore in the Fall
  • Sophomore Year, Fall: take People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science [12.387/IDS.063/15.874]
  • Sophomore Year, Spring: take one of the core D-Lab classes from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Fall: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Spring: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Fall: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
Starting as a Sophomore in the Spring
  • Sophomore Year, Spring: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Fall: take People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science [12.387/IDS.063/15.874]
  • Junior Year, Spring: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Fall: take one of the core D-Lab classes from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Spring: choose any elective from the E&S Minor
Starting as a Junior in the Fall
  • Junior Year, Fall: choose one or two electives from the E&S Minor
  • Junior Year, Spring: take one of the core D-Lab classes from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Fall: take People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science [12.387/IDS.063/15.874]
  • Senior Year, Spring: choose one or two electives from the E&S Minor
Starting as a Junior in the Spring
  • Junior Year, Spring: choose one or two electives from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Fall: take People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science [12.387/IDS.063/15.874] and one of the core D-Lab classes from the E&S Minor
  • Senior Year, Spring: choose one or two electives from the E&S Minor

 

Notes:

  1. Not all core D-Lab subjects nor all electives in the Minor are offered every academic year. See the registrar’s current listing for details.
  2. The following D-Lab subjects currently count as one of the two core classes toward the Minor: D-Lab: Development [EC.701/11.025], D-Lab: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene [EC.715], D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health [EC.719], D-Lab: Design [EC.720/2.722], and D-Lab: Smallholder Agriculture [EC.724].
  3. A minimum of four subjects (or 48 units) taken for the Environment & Sustainability Minor cannot also count toward a student’s major or other minor. In other words, only one subject that counts toward a student’s major or other minor degree may also count toward the E&S Minor elective requirement. In addition, only one Terrascope subject can be counted toward the E&S Minor.

For all requirements of the Minor, return to the Environment & Sustainability Minor page. You can also browse and search all electives in the Minor.