Global Sustainability Minor

Maximize the life experience of human beings worldwide.

Sustainability aims to avoid harm to the environment while supporting long-term ecological balance. As businesses, governments and industries across the planet work to renewable energy sources and sustain biological systems while still maintaining profitability, Park University’s Global Sustainability Minor is more essential than ever.

The Minor in Global Sustainability is designed to prepare students for careers in fields related to environmental protection, corporate sustainability, consulting and other fields which promote long-term sustainability.

Locations & Learning Options

As you pursue your Global Sustainability Minor, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. You may also take classes online.

The Global Sustainability Minor requires 18-22 completed credit hours, including 6-8 credit hours in geoscience and 6-8 interdisciplinary credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

MINOR – 18-22 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

GGP 120 Global Sustainability (3 cr.)

GGH 326 Resources and People (3 cr.)

GGH 140 Economic Geography (3 cr.)

GGP 340 Environmental Planning (3 cr.)

GGP 345 Land Use Planning (3 cr.)

GO 125 Natural Disasters (3 cr.)

GO 200 Oceanography (4 cr.)

GGP 205 Introduction to Meteorology (4 cr.)

GGP 301 Renewable Energy Technologies (3 cr.)

GGP 350 GIS I (3 cr.)

GGP 365 Geography of Disease (3 cr.)

GGP 370 Biogeography (3 cr.)

AR 290 Materials and Resources (3 cr.)

AR 298 History of the Designed Environment:

Antiquity to Mid-19th Century (3 cr.)

BI 111 Environmental Biology (4 cr.)

BIO 225* Botany (4 cr.)

BIO 375 Evolution (3 cr.)

BIO 378* Ecology (4 cr.)

BIO 380 Issues in Biodiversity (3 cr.)

CH 301 Chemistry and Society (3 cr.)

IB 315 International Business Perspectives (3 cr.)

PO 340 Public Policy (3 cr.)

PS 301 Social Psychology (3 cr.)

TOTAL ……………………………………….. 18-22 cr.

* Prerequisite required

Dr. Gregory D. Claycomb

Chair, Department of Natural & Physical Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Mr. David Fox

Instructor of Geography and Program Coordinator
Instructor of Geography

Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to design and implement sustainability initiatives worldwide.

At Park University, you’ll receive core knowledge from courses in global sustainability and resources and people. The Minor in Global Sustainability program will provide you with an in-depth study of the interactions between physical systems and human activities, and their effects on the environment. You’ll consider factors such as population growth, food production, water supply, air pollution, and natural resource consumption.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Water Engineer
  • Green Building Professional
  • Land Use Planner
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Program Highlights

Students who attain a Minor in Global Sustainability may develop interdisciplinary skills and abilities in material and resource management, public policy, biogeography, and land use planning, among other fields.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.