The minor in environmental studies provides an overview of the field that offers an intrinsically interesting way for many students to organize elective course work while gaining knowledge important to life in the contemporary world. This program is structured to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to biophysical and social factors that affect the quality of life through the study of the scientific knowledge, policy considerations and ethical issues that constitute environmental issues. When combined with the appropriate major, an environmental studies minor can be useful to students planning careers in any area concerned with environmental processes and problems. The minor also may prepare students for study at the graduate level in such concentrations as ecology and environmental systems.

The minor in environmental studies consists of 24 credits. Required courses are listed. Electives to complete the minor may be selected from ENVS-listed courses and from courses in related departments. Consult the environmental studies program coordinator or adviser for course approvals. At least one course must be taken from the natural sciences and one course from the social sciences. Of the 24 credits, 18 must be outside the student’s major department. Twelve credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Required courses for the minor

Required courses
ECON   325Environmental Economics3
ENVS/POLI 311Politics of the Environment3
ENVS   490Research Seminar in Environmental Studies3
STAT   210Basic Practice of Statistics3
or SCMA   301 Business Statistics I
Electives
Approved ENVS or related courses 112
Total Hours24
1

Consult program coordinator or adviser for course approvals.