Minor in Environmental Science (18 credits)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study that uses information and knowledge from life sciences (such as biology), physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, geology, and physics), and social sciences (e.g., economics, politics, and ethics) to learn how the Earth’s environment works, how our environment affect us, how we affect our environment, and how to deal with the environmental challenges we face.

Required Courses (6 credits)
SCI 20200 Environmental Science – 3 credits
SCI 49100 Environmental Science Internship
OR Senior/capstone/research project with an environmental emphasis in the student’s major (3 credits)

Elective Courses (12 credits; must include a minimum of 6 credits from outside of the student’s major)
BIOL 21000 Field Biology
BIOL 33300* Ecology
BIOL 40500* Conservation Biology
BIOL 41200* Climate Change and the Environment
BIOL 41300* Aquatic Ecology
BIOL 41400* Invasive Species Ecology
BIOL 58000* Evolution
BIOL 58700* Biogeography
BIOL 58800* Plant Ecology
BIOL 58900* Laboratory in Plant Ecology
BIOL 59100* Field Ecology
BIOL 49500 or 59500 Special Assignments (related to Environmental Sciences, repeatable for credits. Topics
may include but are not limited to Environmental Microbiology*)
CE 20100* Surveying & GIS
CE 35400 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CHM 32400* Environmental Chemistry
EAS 22000 Physical Geography
EAS 22300 Ocean Studies
EAS 22200 Weather Studies
ECON 31100* Environmental Economics
HIST 56200* Environmentalism in United States History
POL 22300 Environmental Policy
POL 52200* Energy, Politics, and Public Policy
POL 52300* Environmental Politics and Public Policy
SCI 10300 Survey of the Biological World
SCI 10400 Introduction to Environmental Biology
SCI 13100 Science & Environment
SCI 31500 Environmental Science for Elementary Education
Any course on the subject of the environment, upon approval of the program coordinator
*These courses have prerequisites.