Sustainability

Minor

Craft a course of study in the environmental field to build your understanding of the components of sustainability.

Enhance your primary field of study with environmental knowledge. Study the three interconnected points of the sustainability development triangle — social issues, economy and ecology — and transform your knowledge into action with a civic-engagement project.

After Pacific | Students who minor in sustainability are prepared to put their knowledge to work in any field. They may work in the government or nonprofit sectors, as urban planners or consultants, for instance. Or they may work in the corporate sector on “green initiatives.” Our graduates work in a variety of settings, from healthcare to policymaking.

Headlines

Tree from beneath branches

Pacific University has acquired a touch of silver, earning a silver ranking for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as part of its STARS program.

Lilly Meek

Eva C. Krebs 'Make a Difference' Boxer Spirit Award helps Lilly Meek '21 stay at Pacific.

Fallon Harris '14 with students at Cornelius Elementary

Alumna Fallon Harris '14 created the nonprofit Eden Acres, promoting environmental literacy for all learners of all ages. Today, the organization is partnered with area schools, public agencies, and businesses, offering outdoor classes and sustainability activities for youth.