Sustainability is the promotion of environmentally sustainable practices that maintain natural resources at least at their present level. The mission of the sustainability minor at Missouri Southern is to explore sustainability in greater detail as it is related to biological and Earth sciences, economics and public policy and to promote sustainable practices across campus.
International Studies as defined by the Institute of International Studies allows as many disciplines as possible to become involved in the internationalizing of the University. The International Studies major and minor is an interdepartmental degree program administered by the Institute of International Studies. The program offers students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the diverse cultures of the world and provides a substantial foundation for professional careers in diplomacy, law, education, international business and commerce, journalism, the military, research, public health, human service organizations and much more. Opportunities in most of these professions are available in both the public and private sectors in the United States and abroad. The major is also a good foundation for graduate study in such diverse areas as international law, business, history, political science, foreign languages, anthropology, as well as international relations, intercultural communication, peace studies and other interdisciplinary programs.