Environmental Studies, Minor

The minor in Environmental Studies is designed to allow students from a wide range of academic programs to view their major from a perspective of environmental sustainability and add a component of environmental expertise to their final degree.

Fulfillment of the minor will require a minimum of 18 credits (up to 21 if three laboratory courses are taken in the area of concentration). 

ENV-101INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS3
BIO-112HUMAN ECOLOGY3
or PHSC-101 EARTH SCIENCE
Select three courses from the list of approved concentration courses in the ENV major, chosen in consultation with the ENV minor advisor9
ENV-328SEMINAR ENV/SUSTAINABLE STUDIES Sustainability Studies3
Total Credits18

Note that all three concentration courses may be taken for credit in the students’ major as well.

Concentrations

Select three approved courses in one of the following areas:

Ethics and Aesthetics Concentration

ENG-220AMERICAN LITERATURE I3
ENG-340THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT3
ENG-341THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: PT II3
ENG-375AMERICAN NOVEL TO 18653
PHED-309AADVENTURE EDUCATION3
PHIL-332SOC. & ECON. JUSTICE3
PHIL-341ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS3
THEO-399SPECIAL TOPICS3
ENV-242EAIND ST: FRANCISCAN CARE FOR CREATION (Student Designed Course)3

Natural Science Concentration

BIO-110PLANTS AND HUMAN CULTURE4
BIO-210
BIOL-211
PLANT BIOLOGY
and HUMAN ANAT & PHYSIOL LAB
3
BIO-341
BIOL-341
ECOLOGY
and ECOLOGY LAB
3
BIO-403
BIOL-403
FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS
and FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEM LAB
3
CHEM-201
CHML-201
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
and ANALYTICAL CHEM. LAB
4
CHEM-301
CHML-301
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEM I LAB
4
PHSC-115ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES3
PSYC-315ANIMAL BEHAVIOR3
PSYC-382SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR: DIET HEALTH AGING3
ENV-242NSIND STUDY (Student Designed Course)3

Social Science and Policy Concentration

ECO-308ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS3
ENV-310ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION & TESTING3
ENV-320ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY Sustainability Studies3
POLS-315ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS3
ENV-242SPIND STUDY (Student Designed Course)3