Minor

Environmental Studies Minor

To earn a minor in Environmental Studies, students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, which includes two core courses and a minimum of three elective courses. Students are required to take at least three elective courses. At least one elective must be at the 400-level. No more than two electives may be taken from any one of the categories listed below. The Department of Environmental Studies may approve up to seven semester hours of lower- and upper-division transfer credits toward the undergraduate minor in Environmental Studies. Students are expected to meet with an ENS advisor before beginning the minor.

Required Core Courses
ENS 251 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3
ENS 271 Introduction to Sustainability 3
The 100- to 300-level elective courses listed below are each three credit hours. Undergraduate students enrolling in 400-level courses listed as “three or four hours” must enroll in the three-credit hour section. 400-level courses counted toward an undergraduate degree cannot be taken again and counted for credit toward a graduate degree. 10
Environmental Policy/Law/Planning
Environmental Justice in America
Mapping our Physical and Social World
Environmental Justice: Science, Policy, and Activism
Transportation: Problems and Planning Procedures
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Law
ECCE: Population and Public Policy
Agricultural Politics & Policy
Forest Policy & Management
Environmental Policies: Water Quality
Environmental Social Sciences/Humanities
Women and the Environment
Literature and the Environment
ECCE: Global Change in Local Places
ECCE: Evolution and Creationism
ECCE: Introduction to Environmental Education
World Environmental Thought
American Environmental History
Environmental Economics
ECCE: Environmental Sociology
Sustainable Food Systems
ECCE: Geopolitics: Geographical Aspects of International Affairs
Culture and Conservation
Global Political Ecology
ECCE: Environmental Ethics
Writing and the Environment
ECCE: China’s Environment and the World
Environmental Sciences
Earth Science
Environmental Physical Geography
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Ecological Issues
Aquatic Ecology
Biology Of Water Pollution
Environmental Chemistry
Our Changing Climate
Paleoecology
Water Resources and Society
Environmental Geology
Urban Environments
Renewable Energy
Total Hours 16

With approval of a student petition that specifies the elective category, students may count up to four hours of ENS 440 Topics in Environmental Studies.