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Water Sustainability

Why Study Water Sustainability?

Housed in the Center for a Sustainable Water Future, the water sustainability minor gives you valuable and engaging experiences across a diversity of departments. You’ll explore all the complexities of the water sustainability field from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, highlighting how these all play a role in future policy and management decisions.

You will have opportunities to meet and learn from professionals whose work focuses on water. You can also participate in activities and experiences that extend beyond the campus boundaries. This will help you learn in deeper and more meaningful ways and enrich your classroom experience.

Water sustainability is an interdisciplinary program. This means you get to take classes in a variety of different fields and have opportunities to select classes that complement your major. This also helps you pursue your personal career goals.

The flexibility built into the water sustainability minor makes it feasible to combine it with a variety of different majors.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications are always accepted.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone Note
Ryan Gray Schroeder Hall (309) 438-8669 Minor Coordinator