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Minors Snapshot - Environmental Studies

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The minor is a part of Cross Disciplinary Programs.

The environmental studies minor provides an cross disciplinary education engaging socio-cultural, scientific and technical issues raised by the oft-conflicting needs and desires of globally interacting societies. Designed to complement any major, the goals of the environmental studies minor include:
  • to help undergraduates develop an awareness of the cultural, political and scientific aspects of the world's environmental problems.
  • to better prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional school level and careers in the expanding field of environmental professions.
The minimum requirement for a minor in environmental studies is 24 credit hours taken from four specified categories. No more than three courses from a single subject (e.g., GEOG, GEOL, ANTH, ENG, etc.) may count toward completion of the environmental studies minor. Students wishing to complete more than one of the environment 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.

Offering Academic Unit: Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Planning

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

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