Minors

Environmental Minors

A traditional academic discipline is an important foundation upon which to build expertise in a specific environmental area. Our five multi-disciplinary environmental minors are designed to complement majors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Increasingly environmental problems are addressed by multidisciplinary teams, so the minors prepare students to operate in this multidisciplinary setting. These environmental minors are coordinated by the Center for Environmental Science, and the Director of the CES is the primary contact concerning them.

  • Environmental Policy and Regulation Minor: 18 s.h. This minor is preparation to move successfully toward graduate school in policy or as staffers in the environmental regulation/policy community. Curriculum sheet (PDF)
  • Industrial and Environmental Health Minor: 19-21 s.h. This minor provides the background needed to understand the impact of environmental issues on public health. Curriculum sheet (PDF)
  • Land Use Minor: 18-19 s.h. This minor explores the physical and economic impact of human land use practices and the ways in which land use can be sustainable both for human life and for the maintenance of essential biological diversity. Curriculum sheet (PDF)
  • Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science Minor: 18 s.h. This minor provides the quantitative and technical skills that are valued by both employers and graduate programs in environmental science. Curriculum sheet (PDF)
  • Water Resources Minor: 18-21 s.h. This minor provides an environmental perspective on water resource issues including remediation techniques and solutions, chemical analysis techniques, and the use of aquatic organisms to monitor contamination and recovery. Curriculum sheet (PDF)