Sustainability Dual Major

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Students from any UNH college or major can pair the sustainability dual major with the first major. From local to global, you'll learn to analyze, evaluate, critique, and create new ideas and models around sustainability. As a cross-disciplinary field of study and practice, you'll make connections across issues of science and ethics, policy and technology, and culture and history to better understand and take action on pressing issues of our time.


SUST consists of 32 credits, including core and elective courses, and a capstone experience.

Complete the following SUST courses (in order):
SUST 401Surveying Sustainability4
SUST 501Sustainability Perspectives and Methods4
SUST 750Sustainability Capstone4
Select 20 credits of elective courses 120
Total Credits32

All SUST majors will take at least one (1) elective course from the natural & biological sciences list and at least one (1) elective course from the social science and humanities list.

Approved Electives

Natural Biological Systems
BIOL 541General Ecology4
CEE 706Environmental Life Cycle Assessment3
CEE 719Green Building Design3
ECOG 401Introduction to Ecogastronomy4
ESCI 405Global Environmental Change4
GEOG 572Geography of the Natural Environment4
MEFB 515Marine Environmental Science and Conservation4
MEFB 702Sustainable Marine Fisheries4
NR 435Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness4
NR 502Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change4
NR 507Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy4
NR 650Principles of Conservation Biology4
NR 703Watershed Water Quality Management4
NR 785Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions4
NUTR 595Mediterranean Diet and Culture4
NUTR 730From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems4
SAFS 405Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production4
SAFS 410A Taste of the Tropics4
SAFS 502Agroecology4
SAFS 510Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics4
Social Systems & Humanities
ADMN 444Business for People, Planet, and Profits4
ANTH 695Globalization and Global Population Health4
CLAS 540AEnvironment, Technology and Ancient Society: Sustaining Ancient Rome Ecology and Empire4
ECON 706Economics of Climate Change4
ENGL 521Nature Writers4
ENGL 747Studies in American Poetry4
ENGL 787English Major Seminar4
EREC 444The New Pirates of the Caribbean4
EREC 760Ecological-Economic Modeling for Decision Making4
GEOG 650Field Methods in Geography4
GEOG 673Political Ecology4
NR 701Ecological Sustainability and Values4
NR 784Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives4
NR 787Advanced Topics in Sustainable Energy4
PHIL 450Environmental Ethics4
POLT 444Politics and Policy in a Warming World4
POLT #547Race and Justice in the Americas: Insights from Film, Literature, and Politics4
POLT 548Drug Wars4
POLT 567Politics of Global Resources4
POLT 750Politics of Poverty4
POLT 751Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy4
POLT 780International Environmental Politics, Policy, and Law4
RMP 511Issues of Wilderness and Nature in American Society4
SOC 444ASociety in the Arctic4
SOC 565Environment and Society4
SOC 665Environmental Sociology4
SOC 730Communities and the Environment4
TOUR 767Social Impact Assessment4