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Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that provides the opportunity for students from any major to study the environmental issues that are integral to the way we live today and the impacts our actions will have on the future.

As environmental issues are inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from multiple disciplines (including the sciences, social sciences, and humanities) enables students to choose a combination of courses that fit with their interests and goals.

Requirements for the minor in Environmental Studies
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

  • BIO 171 - Biological Perspectives of Environmental Science
    BIO 348 - Ecology (4 credits)
  • CHE 173 - Science and Society
    CHE 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)

(Select four for a minimum of 12 credits)

  • COM 301 Special Topics: Environmental Communication
  • ECO 212 Environmental Economics
  • ECG 100 Sustainable Communities
  • ECG 200 Watershed Citizenship
  • PHI 326 Environmental Ethics
  • POL 272 Environmental Politics I
  • POL 273 Environmental Politics II
  • POL 499 - Independent Study with approval of the Environmental Studies Minor Council

Total credits for minor: 18–20