Minor Requirements

28-32 credit hours

A minor in environmental studies provides students with the means to understand the interactions between natural and human social systems and helps develop their ability to communicate clearly about these complex issues. It is an excellent complement to many majors, including art, biology, chemistry, communication, education, political science, sociology, and more.

Requirements

Integrative Course Sequence
EVST 10100INTRO TO SOCIO-ENV STUDIES:ES4
Natural Systems 1
EVST 27800ECOLOGY-W/LAB:SM4
Select one of the following:3-4
CHEM IN CONTEXT-W/LAB:SM
GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM
GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM
PRINCIPLES PHYSICS I-W/LAB:SM
FUNMNTLS OF PHYSICS-W/LAB I:SM
PRINCIPLES PHYSICS II-W/LAB:SM
FUNMNTL OF PHYSICS-W/LAB II:SM
SEM: (Earth, Space, Science)
Alternative course in physical or natural sciences with approval
Human Social Systems
ECON 20100PRIN OF MICROECONOMICS:MM4
EVST 33800ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM &POLICY4
Select one of the following:3-4
AMERICN ENVRONMNTAL HIST:CA,UD
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS:ES
Alternative approved by environmental studies faculty
Communicating Complexity
Select two courses in communication and/or writing, to be approved by environmental studies faculty6-8
Total Hours28-32
1

Additional elective courses in this area may be drawn from any of the natural and physical sciences.