Sustainability Initiatives

Minor in Community and Environmental Sustainability

The Minor in Community and Environmental Sustainability is intended to supplement any major at Alvernia, establishing connections across disciplines and preparing students to incorporate sustainable thinking and practices into a variety of future careers.  This minor also provides a natural link to Alvernia’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Community Leadership Program emphasizing leadership for sustainable communities.

Required coursework:
  • BIO 203 Biosphere 
  • BIO 230 Sustainability Principles & Practices
  • BIO 340 Sustainability Field Experience

Elective coursework:
  • Nine more credits will be chosen from among the following three areas: (a) Science-Environmental, (b) Socio-cultural, and (c) Business-Economics.

More information about this minor will be available soon on the Interdisciplinary webpage. You may also contact the Science & Mathematics Department Chair at 610-796-8247.
Contact Information
If you would like more information about sustainability at Alvernia or would like us to post information about your sustainability-related project/research, please contact Alicia Sprow at 610-790-2883 or

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