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Environmental Studies

Dr. Stephen A. Leslie, Director
Phone: (540) 568-6130
E-mail: lesliesa@jmu.edu

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The minimum requirement for a minor in Environmental Studies is 18 hours with a maximum of three courses from either discipline (natural or social science).

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Natural sciences (choose three from the following):
     BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution
4
     BIO 451. Ecological Systems
4
     BIO 452. Population Ecology
4
     BIO 453. Microbial Ecology
4
     BIO 459. Freshwater Ecology
4
     GEOL 211. Introduction to Oceanography
3
     GEOL 310. Management of Marine Resources
3
     GEOL 320. Meteorology
3
     GEOL 340. Soils and Land Use
3
     GEOL 355. Geochemistry of Natural Waters
3
     ISAT 320. Fundamentals in Environmental Science
3
     ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation
3
     CHEM 354. Environmental Chemistry Field Camp
3
     PHYS 215. Energy and the Environment
3
Social science (choose three from the following):
     GANTH 196. Biological Anthropology
3
     ANTH 355. Culture and Ecology
3
     ECON 305. Environmental Economics
3
     ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources
3
     GEOG 300. Population Geography
3
     GEOG 310A-D. Environmental Issues
1-4
     GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics
3
     GEOG 327. Climatology
3
     GEOG 340. Biogeography
3
     GEOG 341. Wilderness Techniques
3
     HTH 352. Environmental Health
3
     PHIL 395. Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry
3

 
18

A student may not receive dual credit for required courses that apply to both the major and minor. The program encourages students to pursue environmental research topics through participation in the individual research options of the various departments involved.


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