Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Climate Resiliency and Environmental Sustainability Studies Minor


The minor in climate resiliency and environmental sustainability studies is an interdisciplinary minor designed to help undergraduate students gain climate and environmental science literacy; develop an understanding of the interactions between climate and the natural environment and an appreciation of sustainability from a variety of perspectives such as business and engineering; and create and/ or participate in a project related to local environmental and sustainability efforts.  Students pursuing the minor will have the opportunity to take a variety of classes addressing climate resiliency and environmental sustainability studies culminating in a capstone course.  The capstone course will provide the students a chance to build upon their previous coursework in the minor through a semester long research project, service-learning activity, or internship.

Potential Students:

The minor may be appropriate for undergraduate students from all five schools who are interested in climate, the environment and sustainability.  Possible areas of interest could include climate hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, sustainable agriculture, environmental degradation, supply chain sustainability, environmental history or environmental economics.


To complete a minor in sustainability and environmental studies, students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours from the approved list of courses listed below.

Required Courses:

Must take all of the following:


*note only one course can be counted for both a major and a minor

**CIVL 322  and CIVL 408  can be appropriate for non-CE STEM majors. These non-CE STEM majors must complete CHEM 151 /CHEM 161  as a pre-requisite for CIVL 322  and CIVL 322  as a prerequisite for CIVL 408 . The CE department must be notified prior to attempting registration to open the course to non-CE STEM majors.

***Special Topics Courses will require approval from the Program Director on a case-by-case basis.

Total Credit Hours Required:

15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.