Students in the technology studies minor find it's an easy combination with majors in biology, chemistry, geography, marketing, general business, graphic design or social sciences. You'll focus on contemporary technology as it relates to environmental issues such as water quality, waste management, air quality and nutrient cycling. You'll acquire practical skills in a field growing in global importance. You'll combine research, assessment and practice to develop technological literacy.
- Minor requires 24 credits.
- Program flexibility that allows specialization in a variety of technological industries.
- Advanced technology for hands-on learning in an array of Headley Hall laboratories.
- Access to manufacturing center, 3D printer lab, and construction lab.
- Diverse faculty with multidisciplinary approaches to technological studies.
- On-campus centers for environmental modeling, environmental instrumentation, manufacturing, product design and transportation/energy.
- Faculty are mentors and trainers for Minnesota Project Lead the Way, a program that provides innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs for K-12 schools.
- Environmental and Technological Studies Club (ETS)
- Ecology Club
- Advocates for Animals and the Environment
- Students Organized for Sustainability
University Facts & Stats
- Commitment to carbon neutrality by 2035
- More than 600 student veterans and active military enrolled
- 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
- Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking
- Student volunteers collect 1,200 pounds of garbage each year along the Mississippi River
- Recycling Management
- Communications Manager
- Transportation Manager
- Energy technician
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Educator