Recognizing the innovative role artists and designers can play in solving pressing challenges, the Sustainability Minor provides students with a broad understanding of the social, political, economic and environmental issues that impact the future of humanity and our planet. Students will study and develop strategies and systems, as applicable to art and design, which can meet the needs of current generations without compromising those of future generations. Courses fulfill requirements in Integrated Learning and Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as electives across all studio departments.
The Sustainability minor is open to all majors. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with no more than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
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*Fine Arts majors will take Sustainability Capstone in place of LAS Upper Division elective in order to also fulfill the Fine Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis requirement.
**A limited choice of Creative Action, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Studio Elective courses across the College will count towards the Sustainability minor Electives, as determined each semester by the Interdisciplinary Studies Director, Sustainability Minor Area Head, and Department Chairs.
Core Course Descriptions are listed in the Creative Action and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Sustainability minor requirements fit into your chosen major
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Sustainability Minor Academic Plan 19-20
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024):
Sustainability Minor Academic Plan 20-21
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2021-22 (class of 2025):
Sustainability Minor Academic Plan 21-22
Faculty members who are interested in proposing new courses or designating existing courses as Sustainability Electives should email course proposals and learning outcomes to the Minor Area Head and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies.