Sustainability: Minors

Peace, Justice and Ecology (formerly Environmental Studies)

Interdisciplinary Minor

The peace, justice, and ecology minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity, and strategies to foster social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability from a holistic perspective. The peace, justice, and ecology studies minor offers students the opportunity to examine themes of ecological adaptation and sustainability as well as environmental health and human rights in local, cross-cultural, and global contexts, and to apply scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems.

Environmental Science

Interdisciplinary Minor

The minor in environmental science enables students to receive a broad background both in the sciences and in the application of scientific principles to environmental problems.

* Students may pursue a major in environmental science through an Individually Designed Major. For more information about Individually Designed Majors contact Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Catherine Danielou, at, or call (205) 934-5643.

Community Health

School of Education

The minor in community health provides students with an overview of the health education profession. With courses such as Introduction to Disease Prevention, Global Trends in Health Education, and Drug Abuse Prevention, this minor would be especially useful to students majoring in the social sciences, health sciences, and business.