The purpose of the environmental studies minor is to
provide students from any major with an interdisciplinary understanding about
the current state of the environment and to inspire the ability to make
valuable contributions towards a healthy environment based upon sustainable
- Provide students with a variety of
perspectives regarding the origins and solutions to environmental problems.
- Promote student awareness of the
responsibility of environmental stewardship as the local, regional and global
levels and develop appropriate processes to bring about positive change.
- Students should apply an interdisciplinary
perspective to the origins and solutions of environmental problems.
- Students should successfully apply, from a
range of viewpoints (scientific, technological, political, social and
economic), the concept of sustainability and environmental stewardship to
address environmental challenges within their community.
- Students should demonstrate their
understanding of environmental issues through written and oral communication.
- Students should be able to employ ethical
decision making to solutions for environmental challenges.
coursework listed below is required for completion of the environmental studies
minor; six credits must come from courses numbered 300 or higher (not including
ENVS 400). Note – several courses also fulfill core curriculum requirements
and/or departmental requirements. Some courses also have prerequisites that may
or may not be required in the minor. Course descriptions for the environmental
studies courses follow. See the appropriate departmental listings for
descriptions of other courses.
Environmental Studies Minor
- ENVS 101 or BIOL 160; ENVS 111, 400
- select four courses from the following,
two courses must be from the social sciences and humanities (11 credits
– BIOL 232, 303, 310, 321; CHEM 101, 372, 470; ESCI 103; PHYS 102
sciences and humanities – ECON 300, ENGL 204, HIST 354, NURS 452, NUTR 100,
PHIL 302, RLST 380
The total credits of the
minor requirements are 20-25. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions
could modify these credit totals.