The Environmental Science minor explores a wide range of scientific inquiry associated with the physical and social sciences. Students may choose to construct a broad-based minor with course work from a number of participating departments or from a set of courses that emphasize a specific field (e.g. Global Change Issues). The minor is designed for students interested in pursuing careers within environmental education, environmental law or environmental monitoring and regulation. The minor is suited to journalism students who desire a broad background in environmental issues covered by the mass media.

Minor in Environmental Science Requirements: 18 Credits

Select one of the following:4
Introduction To Atmospheric Sciences
and Introduction To Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory
General Biology: Cellular and Molecular
and General Biology: Cellular and Molecular Laboratory
General Biology: Organismal and Population
and General Biology: Organismal and Population Laboratory
Fundamentals Of Biological Chemistry
and Fundamentals Of Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Select fourteen credits from the following: 114
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Geology
Environmental Remote Sensing
Green and Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Climatology and Climate Change
Hydrology
Tropical Meteorology
Meteorological Remote Sensing
Introduction To Physical Oceanography
Biology
Zoology
General Botany
Vertebrate Natural History
Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory
The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes
Environmental Science
Coastal and Estuarine Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Marine And Freshwater Ecology
Freshwater Ecology Laboratory
Marine Ecology Laboratory
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental Physiology
Other Courses
Demography: World Population Issues
Environmental Politics And Policy
Environmental Ethics
Environment and Society: Sociological Perspectives
Senior Seminar
Sustainability and Rural America
Total Credits18
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No more than two courses may be chosen from any group.