Compost pile at the NMU Hoop House.

Program Overview

Do you want to work collaboratively to address sustainability challenges? If so, then consider adding a minor in Sustainability. Defined broadly, sustainable development is about meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing future generations’ ability to do so. Focusing our attention on sustainability may be our best approach to ensuring a lasting quality of life on Earth. Focused on the intersection of environment, equity and economy, this minor will equip you with the knowledge and skill sets to work collaboratively to implement sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

View the Bulletin.

Minor Requirements


Students taking notes during presentation while on a field trip to Seeds and Spores Family Farm.

Declaring the Sustainability Minor

We strongly encourage you to meet with an academic adviser in EEGS before declaring the major. Kelsey Avey (; schedule a meeting) is our Embedded Success Specialist, and she can provide valuable guidance and will work with you to develop a course plan.

When you are ready to declare:

  1. Visit the Academic and Career Advisement Office's (ACAC) Change or Declare a Major page.
  2. Enter your name, NMU IN, email address, class standing, check the "change my major" box, and input any additional relevant comments.
  3. Submit the declare request.

You may also visit the ACAC office in 3202 C.B. Hedgcock Building.