|Submission Date||Jan. 26, 2017|
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Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
NMSU offers an interdisciplinary minor (18 credit hours, 9 at the upper division level) with a Certificate in Sustainability at the undergraduate level in the first year, and look to doing something similar at the graduate level in the second year. We are not asking for new courses. NMSU already has undergraduate degree programs in place with offerings in sustainability, including a sustainability development minor in Anthropology. We developed a university minor in sustainability, that has Sustainability Development as one track, and then develop several additional tracks, that include plant and environmental sciences, Fish Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, Renewable Energy Technologies (Dept. of Engineering Technology and Survey Engineering). We have a matrix of courses offerings with the first track, and we hired a coordinator to meet with each department on campus, to see which courses they offer regularly, that would could be part of track, and another suited for people with engineering, math, and physical or biological sciences majors.
The supplementary major in Sustainable Development comprises an interdisciplinary supplementary major through which students develop a deeper understanding of the relations between humans and the natural environment. The program offers students the opportunity to cross disciplines and construct a coherent interdisciplinary program that focuses on human interactions with the natural environment, society’s role in depleting and transforming natural resources, critical issues in sustainable development, and new strategies for conserving natural resources and sustainable agricultural production.
Our Department prepares you for a career in conservation and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats. Students can choose from three degrees offered by this Department:
1. Bachelor of Science in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology with an option in Aquatic Ecology and Management.
2. Bachelor of Science in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology with an option in Wildlife Ecology and Management.
3. Bachelor of Science in Conservation Ecology in conjunction with the Department of Biology.
Students are encouraged to obtain minors in other disciplines.
For a list of all Sustainability majors, minors, concentrations and options, please see
The following are the largest sustainability focused programs:
College of Engineering, Institute for Energy and the Environment
Dept of Engineering Technology and Survey Engineering - minor in Renewable Energy Technologies
This minor consists of the following: Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation, Economic Prosperity and Continuity, and Equity and Social Well Being. The department of Anthropology developed definitions and objectives for their minor in sustainability in 2014. The minor was entered into the university catalogue and vetted 31 sustainability courses in anthropology.
Agriculture, Economics and Business - Advising is housed in the Department of Management (College of Business) and Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.