Sustainability: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

Offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, this interdisciplinary minor examines ways to limit actions that adversely affect the environment and have social and economic implications.

Engineering students may pursue either the Sustainability Studies minor or the Sustainable Engineering minor, but not both.

Note: Requirements for this minor are different for Engineering and CLAS students.

For specific course requirements, electives and policy,
please view the Villanova University Undergraduate Catalog.

Innovative Ideas Presented for Zero Waste in Packaging Industry

Innovative Ideas Presented for Zero Waste in Packaging Industry

During the Future of Packaging Consortium hosted by Villanova University, interdisciplinary student teams took part in a “packathon” that tasked them with developing creative solutions to challenges facing the packaging industry. The goal: roadmaps and strategies for driving toward a closed loop (zero waste) smart packaging system by 2030.

For more information, please contact Dr. Virginia Smith.


Engineering Service Learning

Villanova Engineers are inspired to solve problems, think creatively, work collaboratively and innovate in every field.