2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Pathways to Sustainability (PSUS) Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours to include:

Required Minor Courses
GEOG/NR 1115Seeking Sustainability3
GEOG/NR 1116Seeking Sustainability3
Core Pathways Courses
Humanities: Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select one of the following: 1 3
Environment and Sustainable Development Economics
Introduction to Appalachian Studies
Literature and the Environment
Leadership for Global Sustainability
American Environmental History
Multicultural Diversity in Organizations
Energy and Society
Environment: Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Environmental Science
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Ecology of Appalachian Forests
Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities
Earth Resources, Society, and Environment
Art & Design: Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select one of the following: 2 3
Survey of the History of Western Art
Design Appreciation
Principles of Packaging
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Applied Collaborative Techniques
Required Capstone: Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
GEOG/NR 4444Practicing Sustainability3
Total Credits18

Except MGT 3444 Multicultural Diversity in Organizations & AAEC 3324 Environment and Sustainable Development Economics


Except SBIO 2104 Principles of Packaging

All minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in these courses is required to complete the minor.

All minors must include 6 or more credits at 3000 level or above.

All courses must be taken for an A-F grade unless they are only offered P/F.

Steps for successful completion of the Pathways to Sustainability Minor:

  • Declare minor using a 'Major/Option/Minor Form' found in the CNRE Advising Center, 138 Cheatham Hall.
  • Include minor information when updating the application for degree in Hokie Spa.
  • Some courses in the minor requirements listed above have prerequisites, so be sure to consult the University Catalog or check with the Minor advisor.
  • Students cannot graduate until they have either:
    1. satisfied the requirements for the minor or
    2. withdrawn from the minor by notifying CNRE Academic Programs office in 138 Cheatham and revised their DARS.