ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MINOR

This minor will broaden the experiences of students with traditional majors in the College of Arts and Sciences by exposing them to approaches used by various disciplines and sectors of society that are attempting to solve complex environmental problems.

On this page, see what courses you can select for your Environmental Studies Minor.

You take the ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CORE: (3 Cr):

 BIO 250  Human Environmental Biology 
OR
 GEO 260  Environmental Conservation

You take ONE course satisfying the ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY elective:

 GEO 321  Urban and Regional Planning  (3 Cr)
 ECON 210  Environmental Economics and Policy  (3 Cr)
 PSY 355  Environmental Psychology  (3 Cr) 
   (or another approved new or topics course)  

You take ONE course satisfying the ENVIRONMENTAL MEANINGS AND VALUES elective:

 GEO 475  Culture, Nature, Landscape  (3 Cr)
 PHIL 230  Environmental Philosophy and Ethics  (3 Cr) 
   (or another approved new or topics course)  

You take 6-7 Cr. of ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ELECTIVES (at least 3 must be at a level of 300 or higher) which can be any untaken course from the Environment and Society or Environmental Meanings and Values electives, plus the following: 

 BIO 172  Diversity of Life (4 Cr)      
 BIO 350  Field Biology: Spring  (4 Cr)  BIO 440  Ecology  (4 Cr)
 CHEM 221  Organic Chemistry I  (4 Cr)  CHEM 222  Organic Chemistry II (4 Cr)
 CHEM 230  Quantitative Analysis (4 Cr)  ENVS 340  Water Res. Sci and Mgmt (3 Cr)
 GEO 385  (Environmental) Field Study  (4 Cr)      
 MET 240  Introduction to Climate Change
(3 Cr)  MET 440   Global Climate Change  (3 Cr)

You complete a CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE by taking 1 Cr. from the following:

 ENVS 381  Co-op in Environmental Science  (1-2 Cr)
 ENVS 386  Internship in Environmental Science  (1 Cr)
 ENVS 495  Independent Research in Environmental Science  (1 Cr)
 ENVS 499  Colloquium on Environmental Science and Management  (1 Cr)

For detailed course descriptions, go to catalogs.