Sustainability Studies Minor

Westfield State University


The Sustainability Studies minor explores the complex interplay among environmental justice and protection, economic vitality, and social equity through interdisciplinary, action, and field-based learning that blends the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
The minor is designed to encourage undergraduate students from any discipline to explore the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental) beyond coursework in their major. It offers students broad opportunities for internships and experiences that can lead to fulfilling jobs upon graduation.


  • Institution Name: Westfield State University
  • Department: Geography, Plannong and Sustainability
  • Address: 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086
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  • Name: Dr. Brian Conz
  • Title: Chair - Geography, Planning, and Sustainability Department
  • Email:
  • Phone: 413-572-8084