Environmental Studies Minor 2023-2024 Edition

Recognizing the pressing environmental issues and climate change effects on our physical environment, it is a good citizen’s responsibility to understand major environmental concepts. This program offers a multi-disciplinary scientific, ethical and philosophical perspectives from which to research, analyze and solve environmental problems. The ability to gather, analyze and communicate complex technical data to others and to plan and manage environmental projects are program objectives that will be emphasized as well as the ability to critically reflect on students’ future roles as global citizens, mindful consumers and environmental innovators in a complex, interconnected world.

Environmental Studies Minor Requirements

Select One 200 level course from the following:
LCS 240Introduction to the Environmental Humanities 3
SCI 268Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability3
Select Either One 300 level course from the list below OR any 200 level course from the list above:
LCS 322Art and Design Studio ((when topic is Environmental Art))3
LCS 362Topics in the Environmental Humanities 3
LCS 372Creative Writing Workshop ((when topic has Environmental theme))3
POLS 367Food Policy and Sustainability3
SCI 351Ecology3
SCI 366Coastal Environments3
SCI 371Human Impact on Land and Life3
SCI 372Sustaining Air and Water3
SCI 376GIS for Environmental Decision Making3
Select One 400 level course from the following:
ECO 461Environmental Economics3
POLS 481Politics of Developing Countries3
SOC 451Population and Society3
SCI 455Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving3
SCI 463Issues in Environmental Science3
Select One additional course from any of the three lists above

 A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for the minor.