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Largest Selection of Sustainability Courses to Date

By April 2, 2018September 29th, 2020No Comments

Post contributed by Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs

For fall semester, Academic Sustainability Programs is offering the largest-ever selection of approved sustainability courses at Auburn. Several new courses have been added this year, including selections related to community planning, food systems, and biosystems engineering. The total number of approved courses in sustainability is now 43, comprising 2 general introductory courses, 40 electives (spanning 8 colleges across campus), and a capstone course in which students conduct real-world projects related to local and campus sustainability issues.

Into to Sustainability class

Students in an Introduction to Sustainability class pose with a concept map.

All courses have been vetted by a Sustainability Minor Committee, and may be used either toward the minor, as free electives, or in some cases toward students’ majors or core courses.
About half of these courses are being offered this fall semester, with some also available this summer, and some even available as online courses.
For a complete listing of all the current courses in sustainability studies, and the pattern of past course offerings (so students can plan on which semesters courses are usually offered).

You can also find more general information about the minor and other course information (including study abroad), on the Academic Sustainability Programs website.

Faculty: if you are interested in your course becoming approved toward the sustainability minor, please submit an application form.

Best wishes to students as you register for summer and fall semesters. Please feel free to contact Dr. Chadwick at with any questions, or if you would like to make an appointment to discuss course options.

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