Environmental Studies, Minor

Students may choose to pursue a minor in environmental studies by completing a blend of science, social science, and interdisciplinary courses. A student may broaden his or her understanding of the science and policy of the Earth’s environmental challenges through this program, which is designed to complement any undergraduate major.

The goals of the environmental studies minor are threefold,

  • To help undergraduates develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, and political aspects of the world’s environmental problems
  • To better prepare students for careers in the expanding field of environmental professions
  • To prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional school level

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Course

ENVR 1101Environmental Science4

Science Course

Complete one of the following:4-5
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
Environmental Geology
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
Environment and Humankind

Social Science Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Principles of Microeconomics
Environmental Ethics
American Government
Environment and Society

Interdisciplinary Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Planning
Geology and Land-Use Planning
Environmental Politics and Policy

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor