• Eco-stewardship for autistic middle-schoolers

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  • Designing for mental well-being

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  • Tracking invasive species in the Great Lakes

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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

First Sustainability Research Expo at ND

On January 26, the University of Notre Dame hosted its inaugural Sustainability Research Expo. This event showcased opportunities from across the campus and around the community for students to get involved in sustainability research, educational programs, and internships. The expo took place in the Hesburgh Library concourse and over 100 students attended.

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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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