Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Minor

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Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Minor

Program Overview

The minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability allows students from diverse majors across all UNH colleges to incorporate the theory and practice of sustainable resource use  into their 4-year baccalaureate studies.  Students take required introductory courses in both conservation and sustainability and then can fill out their minor with choices from ecology, social science and management, and a range of advanced topics.  As well, students who participate in the EcoQuest Study Abroad Program can apply their courses to the minor.


Wendy Rose

Phone: (603) 862-3933
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 114, Durham, NH 03824
Natural Resources and the Environment
114 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-1022

Curriculum & Requirements

20 credits total required

  • Two required courses: NR 435 Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness and NR 437 Principles of Sustainability
  • Three other courses: one course from each of the designated categories (2-4) below.
  • A grade of C or better in each of the 5 courses.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor
  • Credit/fail courses may not be used for the minor. 
Required Courses
NR 435
Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
NR 437
Principles of Sustainability
Select one course from each of the following categories:
BIOL 541
General Ecology
NR 433
Wildlife Ecology
NR 502
Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change
NR 527
Forest Ecology
NR 660
Ecology and Biogeography of New Zealand
Social Science and Management:
NR 507
Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy
NR 662
Environmental Policy, Planning and Sustainability in New Zealand
NR 718
Law of Natural Resources and Environment
NR 720
International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
NR 724
Resolving Environmental Conflicts
NR 786
Leadership for Sustainability
EREC 606
Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes
EREC 627
Community Economics
Advanced Topics in Conservation and Sustainability:
NR 603
Landscape Ecology
NR 606
International Energy Topics
NR 650
Principles of Conservation Biology
NR 661
Restoration Ecology and Ecosystem Management in New Zealand
NR 711
Wetland Ecology and Management
NR 784
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
NR 785
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions
NR 787
Advanced Topics in Sustainable Energy
MEFB 702
Sustainable Marine Fisheries

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