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Minor in Environmental Sciences


Minor in Environmental Sciences (ENVSMIN)

A 7-course sequence

Foundation Courses

(2 courses)

  • ENVS 130 (3hrs): Environmental Sciences or ENVS 120: Living in the Anthropocene (3 credits) or AP credit designated on transcript
  • ENVS 131 (2 hrs): Intro to ENVS Field Studies*

 *ENVS_OX 131 fulfills the requirement of both ENVS 130 and ENVS 131

Three upper level breadth courses

(3 courses)

  • Must be 200 level or above and at least 3 credit hours
  • Select ONE course from each of the breadth areas: Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Ecology & Conservation, Social Science & Policy (see list of courses below)
  • Courses should be selected in consultation with your ENVS faculty advisor

Two additional upper level electives

(2 courses)

  • Must be 200 level or above and at least 3 credit hours
  • Courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor
  • One of these electives may be an approved Study Abroad course (Students must have completed ENVS 131 before earning minor credit for advanced courses)

BREADTH AREAS

Minors in ENVS
Earth and Atmospheric SciencesEcology and ConservationSocial Science and Policy
  • ENVS 222: Evolution of the Earth w/Lab
  • ENVS 229: Atmospheric Science w/Lab
  • ENVS 230: Introductory Geoscience w/Lab
  • ENVS 235: Environmental Geology
  • ENVS 239: Physical Oceanography
  • ENVS 241/242: Modern and Ancient Tropical Env
  • ENVS 250: Fundamentals of Cartography & GIS
  • ENVS 321: Geology and Human Health
  • ENVS/CHEM 328: Intro to Atmospheric Chemistry
  • ENVS 330: Climatology
  • ENVS 331: Earth Systems Science
  • ENVS 342: Barrier Islands
  • ENVS 346: Geological Origins of Landscapes w/Lab
  • ENVS 347: Landscapes & Geomorphology w/Lab
  • ENVS 348: Water Resources w/Lab
  • ENVS 361: Ecosystems Through Time
  • ENVS 362: Mineralogy and Petrology w/Lab
  • ENVS 232: Integrated Methods in Ecology
  • ENVS 240: Ecosystem Ecology
  • ENVS 240L: Ecosystem Ecology w/Lab
  • ENVS/BIOL 247 L WR: Ecology
  • ENVS 340: Wetland Ecology
  • ENVS 345: Conservation Biology/Biodiversity
  • ENVS 349: Ecology of Invasions
  • ENVS 359: Ecology & Evolution of Disease
  • ENVS 459: Urban Ecology
  • ENVS 225:Institutions & The Environment
  • ENVS/POLS 227 WR: Environmental Policy
  • ENVS/POLS 228 WR: Environmental Policy w/Lab
  • ENVS 324: Environmental Economics
  • ENVS 325: Energy and Climate Change
  • ENVS/HIST 344: American Environmental History
  • ENVS 377: International Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 420: Law and Biodiversity
  • ENVS 458: Fishers and Fisheries