Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program

The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is an undergraduate minor for students in any major (including ESES!) who are interested in adding the study of sustainability to their major. Fellows hail from every college on campus. The SEE FP provides University of Illinois students a unique opportunity to pursue personal environmental interests through courses that focus on current issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Possessing the SEE FP minor signifies an understanding of how intersections between the natural world, technology, politics, and culture determine our sustainable future.

SEE FP detailS

The purpose of the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is to promote systems-level thinking about energy and sustainability and foster the development of an integrated view of the economy, society and the environment.

The SEE FP is being offered in partnership with six academic units — the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the School of Integrative Biology (SIB), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), the School of Earth, Society and Environment (SESE), and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) — which are also contributing teaching faculty.


To apply:

  1. Download and fill out the SEE FP application form.
  2. Write a personal essay on the following topic: Briefly describe how your participation in the SEE FP will help you fulfill educational, personal, and/or professional goals.
  3. Acquire a digital copy of your official or unofficial transcript.
  4. Email completed application form, essay, and transcript as attachments to


SEE Fellows Program Curriculum

Courses Hours
Introduction to Sustainability. Choose one from the following:
Tools for Sustainability (ENVS 301) — NEW Spring 2016! Open to students from all disciplines (click link for catalog; see below left for fuller description) 3
Economic/Policy/Social Dimensions. Choose one of the following:
Environmental/Natural Systems. Choose one of the following:
Capstone Course (ENVS 492) 4
Total Hours 16-18
To find out more about the minor and the enrollment process, email Professor Madhu Khanna, iSEE Associate Director for Education & Outreach, at