Minor in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies is for anyone interested in better understanding the relationship between human activity and the environment. This minor would be especially good for those pursuing careers in corporate environmental affairs departments, industrial monitoring and assessment programs, conservation agencies, environmental consulting firms, regulatory and other governmental agencies, financial institutions, advocacy and lobbying groups, and educational institutions.
The 18-credit minor integrates expertise from departments across the university. To ensure that students gain in-depth knowledge in the discipline of Environmental Studies, they will take two required courses, Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENVT101) and Environmental Studies Capstone (ENVT450). For the remaining 12 credits, students in the minor would choose a minimum of one course from the sciences and a minimum of one course from the Humanities and Social Sciences. The remaining two courses could be from either category. See the Environmental Studies Checklist for approved courses.
In addition to the approved Environmental Studies courses, students, with the instructor's permission, may petition the minor coordinator for approval of a maximum of three credits of Environmental Studies supplement (for example, an internship, or a service-learning project or paper that is focused on environmental issues in a non-environmental course).
Elsa Winch and Cathy Gessner of Stevenson Library have prepared a library guide for Environmental Studies.
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