Minor in Applied Community and Environmental Sustainability (ACES)

College of Business and Public Management

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

This minor centers on the application of the sustainability principles of economic vitality, environmental integrity, and social equity to communities and landscapes. The flexible and applied focus of the program combines well with other majors. Students learn practical applications of sustainability principles to local, regional, and global communities and environments.

Required Courses
GEO 230Environmental Conservation and Sustainability 13
GEO 334Sustainable Living3
Elective Courses 2,312
Select 4 courses in consultation with an advisor.
Conservation Biology
Environmental Crime
Environmental & Resource Economics
Environmental Geology
Environmental Health Workshop
World Geography
Geography of Agriculture, Food & Sustainability
Planning for Resilient Communities and Natural Disasters
Transportation Planning
Environmental Crises
Environmental Planning
Landscape Ecology
Principles of Management
Business and Society
Introduction to Planning
Planning History, Theory, and Ethics
Land Use Planning
Sustainability Politics and Policy
Total Minimum Credits Required18

ENV 102, ESS 102, or SCB 102 may substitute for GEO 230.


No more than 6 credits of coursework for the minor may be taken at the 100-level.


Courses used for the minor must include a minimum of two different prefixes.

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.