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Frostburg State University’s sustainability minor gives students a way to add an extra credential to their bachelor’s degree and gain a career edge in a rapidly growing field. Whether your primary degree is in business, biology, the humanities, social science or something else, your FSU sustainability minor will prepare you to look at decisions with an eye toward how they will impact future generations and the environment. It’s a skill employers such as private businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations value that will help their organizations meet the demands of a world that continually becomes more environmentally aware.
Climatology – Gain an overview of the global climate system. Learn about ocean-atmosphere, land-surface-atmosphere and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Study oscillations and teleconnections as well as variability and climate change.
Environmental Psychology – Study influences of natural and human-built environments on human behavior and how humans influence environments. Explore issues of personal space and crowding, environmental stressors, psychological aspects of sustainability. Consider natural, residential, urban, educational and workplace environments.
Introduction to World Politics – Explore the major issues in world politics, including evolution of the international system, political actors in world politics, patterns of conflict and cooperation, power, nationalism, international political economy and international organizations.
Career Outlook for Sustainability Practitioners:
Sustainability is a growing field that crosses many different occupations including, but not limited to, management, science, engineering and government. The field is new enough that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not post statistics about anticipated job growth. However, it is important enough and growing at such a rapid pace that the bureau devoted an entire section of its website to green careers, income potential and survey data. For more information on the diverse possibilities of a career in sustainability, visit www.bls.gov/green/greencareers.htm (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).
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