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Minors Snapshot - Environmental Science

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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 the 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. Students wishing to complete more than one of the environmental minors (environmental management, environmental science and environmental studies) may receive dual credit for the capstone course (ENVT 400), but may not receive dual credit for any other courses that might be shared by the minors. Pre-approved study abroad and/or internship experiences may be substituted for one or more of the required courses. No more than two courses from a single subject area can count toward the completion of the Environmental Science minor. A score of four or greater in AP Environmental Science substitutes for GGEOL 115 or ISAT 112.

Offering Academic Unit: Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Planning

Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/environment/science.shtml

Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/13/programs/cdm/environscience.html