Applied Community and Environmental Sustainability (ACES) Minor

This minor centers on the application of the sustainability principles of economic vitality, environmental integrity, and social equity to communities and landscapes. The flexible and applied focus of the program combines well with other majors. Students learn practical applications of sustainability principles to local, regional, and global communities and environments.

Required Courses (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

GEO 230 Environmental Conservation & Sustainability OR ESS/SCB/ENV 102 Humans & the Environment

GEO 334 Sustainable Living

Elective Courses (4 courses, 12 credit hours)

BIO 472 Conservation Biology

CRJ 318 Environmental Crime

ECO 385 Environmental and Resource Economics

ESS 336 Environmental Geology

ENV 435 Environmental Health Workshop

GEO 101 World Geography

GEO 205 Geography of Agriculture, Food & Sustainability

GEO 214 Intro to Planning

GEO 316 Planning for Resilient Communities & Disasters

GEO 331 Transportation Planning

GEO 332 Environmental Crises

GEO 336 Environmental Planning

GEO 341 Landscape Ecology

MGT 200 Principles of Management

MGT 313 Business and Society

PLN 301 Planning History, Theory & Ethics

PLN 320 Land Use Planing

PSC 354 Environmental Politics and Policy

Other courses may be selected under advisement with the Minor Advisor


Advising sheets are available online

Advising sheets are subject to change; students should check with their advisor before registering for classes.

Learn More

For more information, contact Dr. Gary Coutu Chair of the Geography & Planning Department


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