To register for the Ecologial Cities minor:

Fill out this form. Email any questions about the form to Melissa Cumbia, mcumbia@vt.edu

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Integrating the natural world with the built requires innovation, teamwork, and a new type of professional. Minoring in Ecological Cities will prepare you to fill these shoes. To lead this change, you’ll need to understand the breadth of the ecological, social, and design challenges inherent in creating these new urban environments while also having the skills to work in interdisciplinary teams to design better solutions. This minor will prepare you to critically analyze sustainable designs and practices in cities and their scientific and cultural underpinnings.

Ecological Cities is a Pathways Minor and fulfills part of the general education requirement for Virginia Tech students.

ANY student can minor in the Ecological Cities minor.

Read more about the Ecological Cities minor in the Pathways Minor Showcase.

The Minor complements many majors such as:

  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Building Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Horticulture and Design
  • Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Urban Forestry
  • Urban Planning