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Environmental Science

The Environmental Science Minor is a multidisciplinary program that can be elected by any student. For example, students pursuing programs ranging from the physical, natural or social sciences, to education, journalism, or business, all 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, geology, physics, integrated science and technology.

Why be an Environmental Science Minor? The minor:

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


Bruce Wiggins

Dr. Bruce Wiggins
Biology Department
Bioscience 1028G
MSC 7801
Office phone: +1 540 568 6196


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