Environmental Studies Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 21 credit hours
Introduction to Environment
Introduction to Sustainability
Select a minimum of 15 credits from the Related Areas Elective list15

Related Area Electives

  • Must be outside of the student's major department.
  • No more than 8 credits may come from any one department.
  • At least two courses must be at or above the 300-level, one of which must be in the Natural Sciences area.
  • May also include GES 360, GES 362,GES 364, GES 370, and/or GES 376 by approval of the Director of the Environment and Sustainability Program.

Natural Sciences

Select 6 credits of the following:6
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Marine Biology
Plant Diversity
The Biosphere
Invertebrate Zoology
and Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory
Vertebrate Zoology
and Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory
Essentials of Toxicology
Ecosys Ecolgy Biogeochem
Landscape Ecology
and Landscape Ecology Laboratory
Conservation Biology
Aquatic Ecology
and Aquatic Ecology Lab
Vascular Plant Systematics
Environmental Physiology
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Change: Its Nature and Impact
Environmental Hazards Assessment
Weather and Climate
and Climatology Laboratory
Natural Resource Regions of North America
Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
Elements of Hydrology
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing of Environment
Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology
Conceptual Physics
Topics in Natural Sciences
Chemistry and the Human Environment *

Equity and Society

Select 3 credits of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Environmental Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Urban Geography: Land Use
World Population Problems
Introduction to Transportation Analysis
Research Methods in Geography
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
American Indians and Nature
United States Environmental History
Global Health
Environmental Health
Environmental Justice
Introduction to Public Policy
Environmental Law and Policy
Natural Resources Law and Policy
Social Problems in Global Context
Population Problems
Environmental Sociology
Green Criminology
Disaster, Self, and Society
Topics in Equity and Society
Topics in Modern World History *

Economics and Development

Select 3 credits of the following:3
Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Social Entrepreneurship
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
The International Economy
Topics in Economics and Development
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Change Management
Sustainable Food and Beverage
Greening Hotel Facilities
Sustainable Tourism and Transportation
Sustainable Destination Planning and Management

Aesthetics and Ethics

Select 3 credits of the following:3
Environmental Communication
Writing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Literature and the Environment
Topics in Aesthetics and Ethics
Introduction to Sustainable Design
History and Theory of Design I
History and Theory of Design II
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Music and Environment
Philosophy of the Arts
Ethics and International Affairs
Ethical Issues in Business
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
Environmental Ethics *