Environment Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 21 credit hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required in Core Courses
  • Major in any field except B.A. in Environment & Sustainability
Core Courses9
Introduction to Environment
Introduction to Environment & Sustainability
Topics in Environmental Sciences
Select from the following Options lists below: 3 credits in Environmental Science, 3 credits in GES 486 or Equity & Society, 3 credits GES 484 or Development & Economics, and 3 credits in GES 482 or Ethics & Aesthetics *12

In addition, either GES 260, GES 462, GES 464, or any Core Course or Option approved for inclusion in the B.A. in Environment & Sustainability could be substituted with Program Director's approval.

 Environmental Science Options

Principles of Ecology
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Adv Topics in Animal Ecology
Advanced Tpcs in Plant Ecology
Marine Biology
Ecosys Ecolgy Biogeochem
Plant Diversity
Conservation Biology
Landscape Ecology
and Landscape Ecology Laboratory
Aquatic Ecology
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
The Biosphere
Animal Behavior
Invertebrate Zoology
Disease Ecology
Vascular Plant Systematics
Global Change
Vertebrate Zoology
Environmental Physiology
Essentials of Toxicology
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Hazards Assessment
Geomorphology of North America
Natural Resource Regions of North America
Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
and Physical Geography Laboratory
Weather and Climate
and Climatology Laboratory
The Water Planet
Elements of Hydrology
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing of Environment
Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology

 Equity & Society Options

Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Economic Anthropology
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Environmental Anthropology
Anthropology of Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Recreation, Parks, and Health
Urban Geography: Sustainable Land Use
World Population Problems
Sustainable Transport and Mobility
Research Methods in Spatial Science
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
Sustainable Urban Planning in an Entrepreneurial Environment
Sustainable Regional Planning
National Parks and Protected Areas
Geography of Livable Cities
Global Health
Environmental Health
Sugar, Soccer, Samba: History of Brazil
American Indians and Nature
United States Environmental History
Environmental Justice
Environmental Law and Policy
Natural Resources Law and Policy
Social Movements
Urban Society
Population Problems
Environmental Sociology
Green Criminology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Sem in Populatn / Urbn Studies

Development & Economics Options

Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Social Entrepreneurship
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Ideas to Sustainable Opportunities: Feasibility Analysis
Experiences in Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Hospitality Facilities Management
Sustainable Food and Craft Beverage
Sustainable Destination and Experience Management
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation

Ethics & Aesthetics Options

Art, Education, and Social Practice
Art and/as Social Justice
Environmental Communication
Social Movement and Social Justice Rhetorics
American Romanticism
Literature and the Environment
Introduction to Sustainable Design
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Music and Environment
Ethical Issues in Business
Philosophy of the Arts
Ethics and International Affairs
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
The Arts as Social Change: Theory and Practice
Topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies