College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2013-2014

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable Community Planning, Minor

Students in this minor explore the essentials of community development, including infrastructure, urban planning, residential/commercial interfaces, and the sustainable use of environmental resources.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Sustainable Community Planning?

This minor takes advantage of a number of courses at NAU that provide undergraduate students with perspectives on sustainable development issues. Students learn the basics of community planning and development, along with how to design more livable and sustainable neighborhoods through engaging, local projects. The focus of the minor is on public planning and the built environment, but includes various courses that represent a variety of environmentally related disciplines.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA 2.0


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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