FACULTY Professors Maillacheruvu, Morris (Chair), O’Brien, Associate Professors Bukowski, LeJeune, Olds.
The Sustainability minor at Bradley is administered by an interdisciplinary group of faculty representing each of the colleges. The program is designed to introduce students to the importance of employing sustainable practices in their everyday lives. Our planet is governed by life support systems such as water, oxygen, and carbon cycles. These systems are robust but become degraded under human impact. Sustainability, the ability to protect and maintain natural resources for future generations, requires scholarship to provide a firm understanding of the scientific, economic, political and social factors governing those resources. This scholarship must also be employed to derive solutions and practices that will support and protect the life support systems afforded to humans by our planet, now and long into the future. By its very nature, sustainability requires a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on academic fields including, but not limited to, the natural, social, political, economic, and health sciences, engineering and humanities, and must draw insights from historical and current business and governmental practice.
To minor in sustainability, a student must complete a minimum of 21 hours: 9 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives. At least 9 hours of the total must be at the upper level,
Each course must be completed with a C or better to count towards the minor
Required Courses (9 hours)
- ENS 105 Introduction to Sustainability or CE 383 Ethics and Sustainability and CE 393 Sustainability and Public Policy - 3 hrs
- ENS 110 Environmental Science or BIO 300 Populations, Resources and Environment – 3 hrs
- SOC 325 Environmental Sociology or ECO 240 Environmental Economics and Sustainability (3 hrs); both SOC 325 and ECO 240 are highly recommended.
Elective Courses (12 hours)
- ART 323 - Art and The Environment
- BIO 303 - Plants and People
- BIO 304 - Ecology of Place
- BIO 355 - Soil Biology
- BIO 420 - Ecosystem Ecology
- BIO 430 - Soil Ecology
- BIO 450 - Conservation Biology
- BIO 460 - Ecology
- C E 360 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- C E 430 - Water Supply and Hydraulic Engineering
- C E 465 - Surface Water Hydrology
- C E 541 - Pollution Modeling
- C E 542 - Advanced Water Treatment
- C E 543 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment
- C E 546 - Groundwater Hydrology
- C E 555 - Sustainability and Environmental Regulations
- C E 558 - Solid Waste Management
- CHM 300 - Chemistry and Civilization
- CHM 416 - Environmental Chemistry
- CON 352 - Sustainable Urban Environment
- CON 430 - Commercial Construction
- CON 452 - Green Construction and LEED
- ECO 240 - Environmental Economics and Sustainability
- ENC 200 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
- ENS 305 - Sustainability and Food
- ENS 307 - Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
- ENT 386 - Social Entrepreneurship
- ETE 280 - Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities
- FCS 272 - Hospitality Facilities Management
- GES 300 - Oceanography the Human Perspective
- H S 220 - Consumer Issues in Health Care
- HIS 315 - U.S. Social Movements
- HIS 385 - Science, Technology, and Society
- IME 301 - Engineering Economy 1
- IME 331 - Fundamentals of Material Science
- IME 422 - Manufacturing Quality Control
- I S 307- Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
- M E 351 - Engineering Material Science 1
- M E 536 - Industrial Pollution Prevention
- M E 537 - Building Energy Management
- NUR 372 - Safety and Emergency Care
- PHL 347 - Ethics
- PLS 421 - The Politics of Regulation
- PSY 250 - Environmental Psychology
- SCI 301 - Science through Inquiry II: Environmental Science
- SCI 302 - Science through Inquiry II: Ecosystems
- SOC 312 - Social Inequality
- SOC 325 Environmental Sociology
- SOC 326 - Sociology of Globalization
- SOC 344 - Social Movements
Total hours: 21
Up to three credit hours of an approved internship, research or study abroad experience may be substituted for one of the additional courses.
Special topics courses if applicable may be approved by the program chair to count for a course.
Only 9 credit hours of the Sustainability minor may also be part of the student’s major course of study.
Optional Tracks - Take four courses from one of these tracks-
Policy, Socioeconomics and Sustainability: BIO 304, CHM 300, ECO 240, ENC 200, ENS 307, ENT 386, FCS 272, HIS 315, I S 307, PHL 347, PSY 250, SOC 325, SOC 344.
STEM applications and Sustainability: BIO 303, 304, 420, 430, 450, 460, C E 360, 465, 541, 555, CHM 300, 316, CON 352, 452, ENS 305, ENS 307, PHL 347.
Arts and Humanities: ART 323, ENT 386, HIS 315, HIS 385, PHL 347, SOC 312, SOC 325, SOC 326, SOC 344.
This is the official catalog for the 2022-2023 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.