Minor in Sustainable Cities

Requirements for the Minor

A GPA of 2.50/4.00 is required in courses taken towards the minor. Students must complete 12 credit hours as outlined below:

Required Courses
US 130Principles of Urban Sustainability a3
US 230Practices for Sustainable Cities b3
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Communication
Environmental Economics
Environmental Policy
Ecologies of Health and Modern Life
Select one of the following:3
Topics in Sustainability and Energy
Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Topics in Urban Planning and Policy
Total Hours12

US 130 is a requirement for the BA in Urban Studies. Urban Studies majors can pursue the minor, but they cannot apply US 130 to both the major and the minor. As a result, the course can be replaced with one of the 300-or 400-level courses in the selective lists above.


Urban Studies majors who pursue the minor will take US 230 to fulfill the requirements of the minor, and the course cannot be used as a selective for the major.