Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Minor in Environmental Sustainability

Career Options

There is increasing demand for employees who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, can approach problems and solutions from multiple perspectives, and know how to work with people from different disciplines.

  • Policymaking, government, and regulatory agencies
  • Corporate socially responsibility
  • Sustainability coordinator for bossiness and governments
  • Nature Tourism
  • Consulting
  • Green event planning
  • Journalism
  • Environmental advocacy
  • Sustainable materials management (pollution prevention/recycling)

We must strive to live in a sustainable relationship with Earth's finite resources. The goal of the environmental sustainability minor is to provide broad, interdisciplinary training related to local and global environmental problems. Students in the environmental sustainability minor examine the scientific, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of sustainability and are provided skills in how to recognize and overcome barriers to achieving sustainability.

All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for a minor in environmental sustainability must be completed with a grade of C- or better. ESP majors may double-count up to 9 credits of courses used in their major toward use in the minor. 19 credits of coursework are required for the minor. 

Required Courses Credits
ESP 101/102 Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Lab 4
ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation 3
ESP 308 Global Environmental Problems and Sustainability 3
   
Electives (choose one)  
ECO 335 The Political Economy of Food 3
EYE 102 Sustainability, Culture, and the Environment 3
EYE 112 Built Environment: Energy 3
EYE 129 The Chicken Course 3
ESP 131 Northern Forest Canoe Trail 3
ESP 212 Environmental Ethics 3
GEO 320 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
   
Courses of Analysis (choose two)  
ESP 212 Environmental Ethics 3
ESP 200 Environmental Planning 3
ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy  3
ESP 326 Environmental Economics 3
ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics 3
ESP 470 Solid Waste Planning and Policy 3

 

For more information, contact:

Travis Wagner

travis.wagner@maine.edu

207.228.8450