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EIU Department of Applied Engineering and Technology

Environmental Sustainability Minor

This minor provides students with the skill set needed to be competitive in a job market focused on the applications of environmental sustainability. Students will take courses in alternative energies and sustainability as well as biogeochemical aspects of environmental sustainability. The minor also provides examples of the applications of environmental sustainability to various social systems. Existing prerequisites for courses must be satisfied.

Environmental Sustainability Minor Checklist

Total Semester Hours: 18

Six semester hours in:

    AET 3253 - Energy Technology. Credits: 3
    AET 3453 - Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems. Credits: 3
    AET 4453 - Sustainability Topics in Energy. Credits: 3
    AET 4873 - Current Trends in Energy Technology. Credits: 3

Six semester hours, from two different departments

    BIO 3850 - Environmental Health and Sustainability. Credits: 4
    BIO 4820 - Spatial Analysis for Environmental Sciences. Credits: 4
    CHM 4750 - Environmental Chemistry. Credits: 3
    GEO 3320 - Natural Resource Conservation. Credits: 3
    GEO 3330 - Agricultural Geography. Credits: 3
    GEO 4850 - Environmental Geology. Credits: 3

Six semester hours, from two different departments (at least one of which is ECN or PLS)

    ECN 2800G - Economics of Social Issues. Credits: 3 or
    ECN 3810 - Economics of Natural Resources. Credits: 3
    GEO 3200 - Human Impacts on the Environment. Credits: 3
    PLS 3763 - Environmental Politics and Policy. Credits: 3
    SOC 3622 - Population. Credits: 3
    SOC 3820 - Environmental Sociology. Credits: 3

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Isaac Slaven, PhD,
AET Program Coordinator

School of Technology
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL

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