Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Sustainability Minor


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader, rcadwallader@francis.edu, 814-472-3342
Coordinator: Dr. Tim Bintrim, tbintrim@francis.edu

Program Description:

The Sustainability minor prepares students to become environmental innovators in the workplace and in their communities. It is ideal for those pursuing careers in areas such as psychology/animal studies concentration, environmental advocacy, marine and environmental education, environmental policy-making, park services, non-profit management, and environmental law. Students in the program will approach sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective, with coursework and experiences that examine scientific, social, political, ethical, and educational views of the environment and its protection. A mix of science, social sciences, and humanities courses prepares students to meet the rigors of careers analyzing complex environmental issues and effectively communicating their findings to diverse markets or constituencies. The program is distinctively set within the context of the Franciscan approach to environmental stewardship. One of the Franciscan Goals of Higher Education states, in part, “We care for the earth which is our home and work to protect and preserve it for future generations.”

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students in the program will approach environmental sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective, with coursework and experiences that examine scientific, social, political, ethical, and educational views of the environment and its protection. This appropriate blend of science, social sciences, and humanities courses prepares students to meet the rigors of a career analyzing complex environmental issues and effectively communicating their findings to diverse markets or constituencies. 

Total Credits Required:

18 credits

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