The study of natural history is the foundation of the biological sciences and fundamental to place-based studies, nature interpretation, and environmental education. A minor in natural history provides students with a concentration of knowledge and skills through experiential, field-based coursework, internship opportunities and a unique capstone experience. Skills and knowledge developed through this minor can be applied to a diversity of professions. Students in the natural history minor are expected to develop inquiry skills such as observation, problem formulation, data collection and critical analysis. Students in this program will develop the ability to apply field skills and integrated theory of organismal biology and ecological systems to the assessment of real-world problems. The minor requires 28-29 credit hours for completion.
Sarah Mabey, (2007) Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Natural History Program Coordinator
B.A., Bryn Mawr College;
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park;
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi