Want to dig in a little deeper? Do you want to specialize in a specific topic on environmental stewardship?
A minor at Sterling College represents a series of courses that complement a student’s major course of study. Minors can be highlighted in students’ descriptions of their college coursework to demonstrate a complementary perspective and a balanced liberal arts education.
Minors consist of a minimum of 15 credits in a given discipline and are approved by a student’s advisor and the Dean of Academics. Only one course (maximum 4 credits) may overlap, or count toward both a student’s minor and major. Visit the Advising Forms page to view a copy of the minor checklist.
Try one of Sterling College’s minors.
Minors complement your College degree and empower you to explore issues across all of our majors. You can choose a minor to further individualize your education, as well as prepare you for specific employment or graduate study.
We currently offer minors in six disciplines:
- Climate Justice: Explore environmental and social justice issues arising from climate change
- Natural History: Enhance your understanding of the ecology and geology of the natural world
- Draft Animal Power Systems: Learn the craft of using draft horses as a viable power system for today’s small farm
- Education Studies: Study education from theoretical, practical, and cultural perspectives
- Natural Resources Conservation: Examine local and global conservation issues, including biodiversity and sustainability
- Environmental Humanities: Understand the relationship between creativity and creating change in the world around you.