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By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers and professionals, higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to prepare students to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that conduct courses relevant to sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

Sustainability-related degree programs

Energy and Sustainability Minor

In 2013, the Energy and Sustainability minor was launched as the first UH program to identify specifically with sustainability and also caters to students interested in a career in the energy sector. 

The Energy and Sustainability minor is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to broad issues in energy and sustainability. The minor educates students on the basics of energy sources, fossil fuels, and the future of energy. In addition to a common introductory and capstone course, the minor offers a blend of courses in technology, business, engineering, architecture, social science, and natural science. 

Coursework and requirements for the Energy and Sustainability minor can be found here.

The minor is housed in the Honors College, but students do not have to be in Honors to join. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration with colleges and departments across campus, and students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Students may take the introductory course without declaring the minor.