The minor is a part of Cross Disciplinary Programs.

The environmental science minor is a cross disciplinary program that can be elected by any student. Students pursuing programs ranging from the physical, natural or social sciences, to education, journalism or business could benefit from this broadly-based environmental curriculum. The program draws from courses that focus on the application of scientific concepts and principles to the understanding of environmental problems and their solutions. The minor draws upon the expertise of faculty in areas of biology, chemistry, geography, physics, and integrated science and technology.

The environmental science minor:

  • provides a scientific background to those students interested in environmental law, environmental economics and environmental sustainability.
  • broadens the student’s understanding of how sciences are linked to environmental questions.
  • complements any major by focusing on courses related to environmental issues. 

The minimum requirement for a minor in environmental science is 24 credit hours taken from four groups. 

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