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Environmental Studies Minor

The curriculum in Environmental Studies recognizes that global changes and responses for attaining a more sustainable environment are implemented using multiple disciplines. The Environmental Studies minor is designed to respond to this requirement through our interdisciplinary curriculum that has the capacity to add and infuse associated policies and socio-economic issues.

Minor Requirements
Six course minimum requirement
Core courses (2 Courses):  ES 211 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (and lab), and PSC 320 Environmental Policy and Politics
Research Experience (One 4-credit hour course) - The Research Experience may be a 4-credit hour independent study/research course, field research, or an approved seminar
ES 499 Independent Study
One of the Intermediate Breadth Electives (IBE) MUST be a science course other than Environmental Science (i.e, Chemistry or Biology)
One elective must be from humanities, social science, humanities, or Fine Arts. Other electives added as approved. Check with the Department Chair

Electives (3 Courses and must be approved by the chair). Electives include, but are not limited to, the following:
ART 131 Sculpture I (4)
ANTH 203 Introduction to Anthropology (4)
ANTH 322 Urban Anthropology (4)
ANTH 430 Special Topic: Food and Culture (4)
BIO/ES 314 Environmental Biology (4)
CIS/ES 437 Computer Simulation (4)
ECON 324 Economic Development of Emerging Nations (4)
ES384 Industrial Ecology (4)
ES 252 Introduction to Geosciences
ES 200 Introduction to Environmental Health
ES 215 Introduction to Toxicology
MATH 470 Special Topic: Environmental Statistics Practicum (2)
PHI 295 Biomedical Ethics (4)
PSC480 Seminar in International Studies or Special Topic: The Politics of Global Environment (4)
SOC 352 Urban Sociology (4)
SOC 402 Medical Sociology (4)





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