Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Minor


The minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability allows students from diverse majors across all UNH colleges to incorporate the theory and practice of sustainable resource use  into their 4-year baccalaureate studies.  Students take required introductory courses in both conservation and sustainability and then can fill out their minor with choices from ecology, social science and management, and a range of advanced topics.  As well, students who participate in the EcoQuest Study Abroad Program can apply their courses to the minor.

20 credits total required

  • A grade of C or better in each of the 5 courses.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor
  • Credit/fail courses may not be used for the minor.  
Required Courses
NR 435Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness4
NR 437Principles of Sustainability4
Ecology Course
Select one from the following:4
Wildlife Ecology
Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change
Forest Ecology
Ecology and Biogeography of New Zealand
Social Science and Management Course
Select one from the following:4
Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy, Planning and Sustainability in New Zealand
Leadership for Sustainability
Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes
Community Economics
Advanced Topics in Conservation and Sustainability Course
Select one from the following:4
Landscape Ecology
International Energy Topics
Principles of Conservation Biology
Restoration Ecology and Ecosystem Management in New Zealand
International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
Resolving Environmental Conflicts
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions
Advanced Topics in Sustainable Energy
Investigations 1
Environmental Economics
Introduction to Marine Policy: Understanding US Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Policy
Sustainable Marine Fisheries
Social Impact Assessment
Total Credits20

NR 795 Investigations requires working with an individual ECS faculty member on a special problem/issue.