Undergraduate Minor in Clean Energy and Sustainability

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)


The new Undergraduate Minor in Clean Energy and Sustainability (CES), an offering of the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (EEOS), provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to play a more effective role in today’s marketplace and society. This program will help position you at the leading edge of the clean energy transformation that will enhance the region’s competitiveness and advance the goal of sustainability.

This Undergraduate Minor is one of five new interdisciplinary programs in Clean Energy and Sustainability that will equip “green and white collar” professionals, policymakers, and business managers for the transition to a clean energy economy. Designed for both students and professionals, these new offerings blend up-to-date expertise, theory and practice to meet the demands of a transition to a sustainable world, where innovation and leadership are paramount.

UMB’s College of Management (CM) and the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) partnered to create these five initiatives, which feature coursework and collaborative engagement with area businesses, non-profit and social enterprise organizations, and other groups committed to building a more sustainable world. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) serves as overall coordinator.

Program Link: https://environment.umb.edu/undergraduate-programs/minors-certificates/ces-minor

Additional Details

The CES Undergraduate Minor comprises six courses (18 credits) from six core areas. The core areas include:

  1. Environmental Science Core
  2. Energy Core
  3. Environmental Economics Core
  4. Environmental Policy Core
  5. Environmental Management Core
  6. Environmental Capstone

The CES Undergraduate Minor also exists as a minor within the newly restructured Environmental Studies program, which is in the process of changing its name to CEEP - Civic Engagement and the Environment Program. CEEP's goal is to provide individual departments across UMB the opportunity to offer an "environmental" minor that incorporates civic engagement and responsibility.


  • Institution Name: University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)
  • Department: Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences (EEOS)
  • Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
  • Website: https://www.umb.edu/