Energy and Water Sustainability
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers an undergraduate minor focuses on energy and water sustainability open to students in all departments. Students choosing this minor will gain knowledge of both the science and policy issues associated with the evaluation of sustainable energy and water strategies that will form a cornerstone of 21st century social systems. Students completing this minor will be better prepared for a global society that is attempting to understand and address the challenge of meeting basic human needs today and in the future while maintaining a functional natural system and social order.
The Environmental Studies program fosters the critical, integrative thinking required to better understand the complexities of human-nonhuman-environment relationships and to assess and develop solutions to today’s environmental challenges that meet intergenerational human needs without compromising the natural systems upon which humans and other species depend.