Minoring in Environment & Sustainability (E&S) at MIT

The Environment & Sustainability Minor is an undergraduate minor offering interdisciplinary coursework and investigations into the real-world challenges facing people and the planet.

Open to all MIT undergraduates in any major, the Environment and Sustainability Minor (E&S Minor) offers students the opportunity to apply their STEM and major-course knowledge to some of the most critical and challenging problems facing humanity. The minor equips students with interdisciplinary knowledge and real-world experience needed to understand, diagnose, and develop solutions to complex problems faced by society as it strives for social and environmental sustainability. Students tailor their MIT education to their professional goals, preparing to apply the principles of sustainability in diverse workplace contexts, including business/industry, government, civil society, and academia.

Why should I consider the Environment & Sustainability Minor? Because…

  • You will learn from stellar faculty members across all five schools of MIT with deep expertise advancing environmental solutions.
  • You will be part of a multidisciplinary cohort of students brought together by a common interest in the environment and sustainability.
  • You will apply your STEM and your major-course knowledge to some of the most critical and challenging problems facing humanity.
  • You will tailor your MIT education to your professional goals.
  • You are passionate about making a difference in the world.

Who can enroll in the Environment & Sustainability Minor?

Any MIT undergraduate, in any major.

Where can I learn more?

See all requirements for completing an E&S Minor

View suggested roadmaps for completing an E&S Minor

Learn how to apply and download required forms

Search all classes that count toward the E&S Minor


Email the Environmental Solutions Initiative at smeyers@mit.edu