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Sustainability in the Built Environment

The Sustainability in the Built Environment minor gives students a perspective on the built environment and the challenges associated with the 21st century. The minor is open to all Drexel University students and benefits from cross disciplinary student involvement. Required courses include Sustainable Design: History and Theory; Sustainable Built Environment I & II; Collaborative Research in Sustainability; and campus wide elective opportunities. Students enrolled in the minor will have opportunities to work on interdisciplinary collaborations including community engagement design and electives such as native plants and ecology; and community design build and other projects related to urban sustainability.

The intent of the SBE Minor is to prepare students to engage and analyze future design challenges from a sustainability perspective. Students completing this Minor will be able to approach these challenges in a resourceful and insightful way with a solid foundation of sustainability principles. The emphasis on collaboration and trans-disciplinary teamwork will allow our students to serve as agile leaders in their future careers and be active participants in the critical discourse of our field. The Minor requires students earn a total of 24 credits.

Interested students are encouraged to contact sustainability minor program coordinator Assistant Professor D. S. Nicholas at