Minor in Environmental Studies

24 credits

Similar in design to the environmental studies major, students in the minor are required to take a shorter sequence of required introductory coursework, followed by a choice of electives to gain depth in a particular topic (science, policy, etc.) or breadth in topics across multiple disciplines.

Required Core Courses: 12 credits

  • ENVR 150: Intro to Environmental Studies
  • ENVR 175: Earth Systems Science (NS, NW, QR)
  • ENVR 275: Humans in the Environment (NS)

Environmental Electives: 12 credits

Choose THREE courses from the following list.

  • ENVR 300D: World Literature of Climate Change (HE, TE3-JU, WR)
  • ENVR 300N: Conservation and Natural Resource Management (TE3-MV)
  • ENVR 300Q: Environmental Health
  • ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agricultural Science (NW, TE3-MV)
  • ENVR 300Z: Outdoor Adventure Education & Leadership (2 credits)
  • ENVR 303: Climate Action Workshop (EX, TE3-JU)
  • ENVR 305: U.N. Climate Change Conference (2 credits) (SS, SW, EX, TE3-JU) enrolled students typically attend the UNFCCC COP
  • ENVR 306: Global Climate Change Policy (2 credits) (SW, TE3-JU)
  • ENVR 310: Environmental Geography (SS, SW, TE3-MV)
  • ENVR 311: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (AS)
  • ENVR 315: American Environmental Literature (HM, HE, TE3-JU)
  • ENVR 327: Gender and Environment (GE, ES, CS)
  • ENVR 331: Science of Climate Changes
  • ENVR 360: U.S. Environmental History (HM, HE)
  • ENVR 377A: Energy and Society (SS, SW, TF-JU)

Only 300-level courses that are formally listed as ENVR are accepted as elective in the minor. Courses from other departments that are not cross-listed (i.e. BIOL) may not be counted toward the minor. Courses taken through other institutions (i.e. study abroad) must be approved by the department chair on an individual basis.