Sustainable Construction Minor

Program Description

The sustainable construction minor is available to all ESF undergraduates (except students in construction management) and prepares students for careers related to sustainable construction. The objective of the minor is to provide a fundamental understanding of the concepts and methods used to take a design into the field and build a quality sustainable structure in the most efficient and effective manner with minimal environmental impact. Admission to the minor requires sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher. A cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher is required for the sustainable construction management courses in order to obtain the minor. Fifteen credit hours are required to complete satisfy the minor. Choose 5 courses (15 credits) from a list of suggested courses.

Focus Areas

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable Energy systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • Environmental Performance Measures
  • Construction Estimating
  • Sustainable Innovations
  • Environmental and Energy Auditing
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Renewable and Composite Materials

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Construction project manager
  • Construction technology consultant
  • Green building consultant
  • Energy consultant
  • Project manager
  • Construction materials procurement specialist
  • Construction education instructor
  • Energy data analyst

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes