New minor in sustainability studies develops innovative, critical thinkers at Saint Joseph’s

This fall, students at Saint Joseph’s College will begin the critical and dynamic study of environmental and sustainability issues resulting in a minor in sustainability studies. With its interdisciplinary structure, students will become well versed on the dynamic topic of sustainability. This includes courses in theology, philosophy, psychology, business, sociology, as well as environmental science.

The sustainability studies minor offers students the opportunity to integrate comprehensive, hands-on research of environmental issues – like climate change, energy production, biodiversity loss, declining agricultural production, pollution and water shortages – with their chosen major. With many of the elective courses taking students out of the classroom and engaging them in community-based learning, graduates will become critical, innovative thinkers and leaders when applying their knowledge of sustainable solutions to specific areas of expertise. They will be even more prepared for the competitive 21st-century job market and its dynamic challenges.

The establishment of this minor reflects Saint Joseph’s dedication to furthering scientific research and providing students a strong foundation for graduate study, professional service, career advancement and a personalized curriculum.

February 1, 2013
Contact: David Svenson at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail