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Minor in Global Sustainability

About the Program

Meeting future environmental, societal, and economic challenges will require individuals who understand the complex interactions across scientific, economic, political, and social dimensions.  The Global Sustainability Minor at Monmouth reflects the University’s commitment to be a leader in sustainability in the classroom, the region and the world community.  Delivering enough of the trained professionals needed to help fix and sustain a better environment for tomorrow is of a top concern not only for the local community, but for the world.

Student Outcomes

The Global Sustainability minor provides students with the tools necessary to take a multidisciplinary approach to solving complex local, regional and global issues associated with ecological, socio-economic, and political interactions and relationships, including:

  • The environmental, social, and economic foundations of sustainability.
  • The policy and scientific challenges involved with accommodating population growth, public health and development needs, and resource use, while assuring that future generations have the resources that support an enhanced quality of life.
  • The scientific and policy efforts needed to optimize the management of environmental, economic, and social resources.
  • Key indicators that can be used to measure sustainability within the different disciplines.
  • The role of governments, markets, and civic organization in taking actions toward sustainability.
  • The application of sustainable practices in both a local and global context.

Students who complete this minor will have knowledge of important human-environment interactions, the skills to analyze and inform decisions from multiple perspectives, and the ability to compare ecological, socio-economic, and political and relationships organizationally, cross-culturally and globally.