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The minor in environmental and sustainable engineering consists of a minimum of 20 credits, including the following:

Course Title Hours
Required courses
CHEM 309Quantitative Analysis3
CLSE 201Chemical Engineering Fundamentals I: Material Balances4
CLSE 202Chemical Engineering Fundamentals II: Energy Balances and Engineering Thermodynamics4
URSP 204Physical Geography3
Select six credits from the following list.6
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Sustainable Chemical Engineering
Interfacial Phenomena
Sustainable Societies: James River Basin
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Oceanography
Politics of the Environment
Human-Environment Interactions: Foundations and Applications
Energy and the Environment
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Management
Outdoor Team Building and Group Facilitation
Nature Writing
Applications of Conservation Science
Total Hours20

This program includes the following prerequisites with a minimum grade of C: CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CLSE 115MATH 200 and MATH 201.