Environmental Sustainability - MINOR

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The College of Arts & Sciences offers minors that enhance and strengthen the qualifications of graduates.  They are intended to give students opportunities to develop expertise in an area that complements their major program.  Real world applications are embedded in the minors.  

This minor prepares students to understand the scientific, public policy and economic challenges of current environmental problems such as global climate change and renewable energy. Faced with balancing social, economic and environmental concerns, industry and community leaders are exploring sustainable business practices. Through coursework and field research, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainability issues and to navigate the emerging green economy.

Environmental Sustainability


SCI1010Environmental Science4.5
SCI3020Sustainability Policy and Planning *4.5
SCI3070Food Sustainability *4.5
SCI3080The Business of Sustainability *4.5
SCI4090Research Seminar in Sustainability *4.5
Total Credits22.5