• “I wouldn’t have gone to college if it weren’t for Sterling. I thought college was a sham. But here you can do your own thing and take as much initiative as you want. If you put your time in and give it a whirl, you can have an amazing experience. The people who do are top in their field where they work.”

    Dan Pittenger ’10

    B.A. Conservation Biology. Pittenger went on to earna master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Science from Central Washington University. He works as a wetland ecologist in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • “My love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    color photo of man casting a fishing pole on a beautiful summer day

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited

Enhance your Sterling College degree with a Climate Justice minor.

Be part of the solution combatting climate change, the greatest threat to hmanity in the 21st Century!

The list below includes required and elective courses for this major. Specific requirements can be found on the major checklist. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for their major.

Title Course ID Credits Start Term Faculty
Introduction to Climate Science NS268 3 Long Block Heather Short
Environmental Policy and Law SS202 3 Long Block Farley Brown
Economics and the Environment SS210 3 Long Block Ann Ingerson
Environmental Justice and Activism SS254 2 Long Block Farley Brown
Leadership and Social Change SS335 3 Long Block Anne Morse
Conflict Management, Justice Paradigms, and Mediation SS280 2 May Intensive: May 6-21 Anne Morse
Gender in U.S. Society SS285 2 Long Block 2 Anne Morse
Land Use Planning SS310 3 May Intensive: May 6-21 Farley Brown
Education and Culture (Seminar) SS425 3 Long Block John Zaber
Renewable Energy Design and Analysis NS335 3 Long Block Adrian Owens
Permaculture Design AS310 3 Long Block Charlotte Rosendahl
Field Ecology NS301 4 Block 2: July 12-August 15 Laura Spence

Naturally, you want to learn more about how you can make a difference with a Climate Justice minor.

Get in touch with a Sterling College Admissions Counselor today!

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