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Minor in Ethics and Sustainability

The Minor in Ethics and Sustainability at FIT draws on the expertise and critical thinking of faculty across the campus in all three schools. Minoring in this interdisciplinary field of study will provide students with the knowledge and tools that will allow them to understand the concepts and depth of topics in and related to ethics and sustainability and associated philosophical, social, economic and environmental impacts. Minoring in Ethics and Sustainability will help students build a content knowledge base that will support future understanding and critical assessment of local and global environmental, economic and social responsibility and the impacts of actions. The Minor is designed to facilitate graduates’ understanding of the interrelatedness of topics, information and applications related to ethics and sustainability.

There are two required core courses and then a number of courses from across the other schools that can be applied to the 15 credit minor.


  • SC 253 Ecology and Environmental Problems
  • PL 431 Philosophy: Ethics

Choice of Courses with Accumulation of a Minimum of 9 Credits

  • School of Business and Technology choices
    • FM 326 Sustainability in Fashion Merchandising
    • FM 363 Corporate Social Responsibility
    • IN 342 International Corporate Responsibility
    • TT 247 Color Creation and Sustainable Application
  • School of Art and Design choices
    • ID 421 Historic Preservation
    • ID 422 Historic Preservation II
    • ID 472 Ecology and the Built Environment
    •  PH/SC 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York
    • PK 352 Foundation in Sustainable Packaging Design
    • PK 353 Systems Thinking in Sustainable Packaging Design
    • PK 431 Sustainable Packaging Design
  • School of Liberal Arts choices
    • EN 274 Voices of the Civil Rights
    • EN 337 Poetry in a Global Society
    • HA 462 Art and Ethics
    • HI 398 Rebellion and Resistance in America (formally LA 398)
    •  SC/PH 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York
    • SS 336 Psychology for Sustainability
    • SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st Century
    • SS 442 Environmental Economics and Policy
Please go to the Advisement Center in C402 for further information and to enroll in the minor

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