• Studying eco-tourism at Machu Picchu

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  • Designing for mental well-being

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  • Measuring biodiversity through birdsong

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The minor in sustainability is open to Notre Dame students in all majors and colleges.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the minor prepares students to serve as leaders in their communities - local, national, and international - by making constructive and substantive contributions to the development of more sustainable practices for the benefit of their own personal and professional lives, the lives of others, and the lives of future generations.

Learn about the requirements of the minor in sustainability. Read about the capstone projects of current and past sustainability students. Check out our resources page for ways to get involved in sustainability research on campus and in the Michiana area.

For more information or to declare the minor, please contact:

Rachel Novick, Ph.D.
Director of the Minor in Sustainability
299F Galvin Life Sciences Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369
(574) 631-0919

News from the Minor

Sustainability Adds Value on the Job Market

A recent study from Arizona State University's School of Business shows that graduates with a sustainability concentration in combination with a traditional major have a huge advantage when it comes to landing a job.

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Hannah Becker '15


Hannah is an Anthropology major and Sustainability minor. Her capstone project is focused on a combination of aquatic research and sociological study of community attitudes to lake conservation at Lake Papakeechie in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

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