Environmental Studies Minor

Degree Type
Minor
  • DOUGLAS JENSEN, director

The environmental studies minor introduces students to the functions of the environment in which they live and the interplay between human activities and the environment. Courses that span and cross traditional boundaries introduce students to multiple lenses through which the environment is studied.

None of the courses may count towards the student’s major.

The minor consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework, as follows:

Introduction

Students must take either ENV 101 with a lab or ENV 102 without a lab.

Item #
Title
Credits
ENV 101 or ENV 102  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
3-4

Social Science

One Social Science course with an environmental focus

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • World Geography (GEO 300)
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities

One Humanities, Fine Arts, or Literature course with an environmental focus. 

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Literature
  • Environmental History
Sub-Total Credits
3

Natural Science

One Natural Science course other than ENV 101 or ENV 102 with an environmental focus.  

  • Spring Flora
  • Systematic Botany
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Environmental Chemistry
Sub-Total Credits
3-4

Elective courses

The student must take additional courses with an environmental focus that come from any field of study.  Special topics courses, study/travel, internships, and directed independent studies or research may be substituted for requirements above, as approved and appropriate.

Sub-Total Credits
7-9
Total Credits
21