Sustainability Minor

Sustainability Minor

In Fall 2012 the George Washington University introduced a new 18-credit Minor in Sustainability, open to all undergraduate students.

The Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability allows students to explore the challenges of sustainability and to think about how to develop solutions to pressing issues at the local, regional, and global scale. It introduces students to the concepts, principles, and issues that inform the sustainability paradigm and also integrates classroom and community-based learning and research in a program that prepares students to apply the sustainability perspective to their future endeavors.

This unique pan-university Sustainability Minor includes several innovative features such as a groundbreaking team-taught introductory course (SUST 1001 Introduction to Sustainability), with faculty from several schools participating, and an experiential learning component that will serve as a culminating experience for junior or senior students.

For more information about the Sustainability Minor, please download this information guide updated for Spring 2016.

For a list of courses offered in the Fall of 2016 approved for the minor, please download this list.  


To learn more about registering for the Sustainability Minor, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, watch our introduction video, or stop by our office for advising hours. In case you can't make any of our office hours, please contact us, and we will be happy to schedule some time to meet with you.

Ariel Kagan
Sustainability Student Coordinator
Office Hours for Spring 2017: 
(Note: All forms must be signed by Dr. Svoboda)
By Appointment. 

Old Main, 1922 F St, NW, Room 411C,
Washington D.C. 20052

Dr. Michael Svoboda 
Sustainability Minor Director 
Office Hours for Spring 2017: 

Monday: 1:00-3:00PM
Wednesday: 3:00-7:00PM
or By Appointment. 

Address: (see map)


Old Main, 1922 F St, NW, Room 411B,
Washington D.C. 20052.

Sustainability: A Minor With Major Impact -