Land Use Minor

Degree: Minor

Approach the maintenance and management of natural and semi-natural habitats from an environmentally conscious perspective through a minor in Land Use.

Why Study This Program?

Consider the best practices for maintaining and managing the environment through the Land Use minor. This 18- to 19-credit course of study 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.

This minor, one of five multidisciplinary minors offered through Millersville University's Center for Environmental Sciences, allows environmentally conscious students to complement their chosen majors in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Your major will serve as an important academic foundation upon which this minor will build expertise in a specific environmental area. As environmental problems are increasingly addressed by multidisciplinary teams, a minor in Land Use prepares students to influence positive environmental chance in those multidisciplinary settings. 

What Will You Learn?

Students who choose to minor in Land Use will explore the topic through the diverse lenses of the biology, economics, geography, environmental and earth sciences fields. Required coursework includes Principles of Ecology, Environmental Economics, Urban & Regional Planning and Environmental Clinic. Your study will conclude with elective options such as Geomorphology, Environmental Hydrology, Aqueous Geochemistry, Urban Geography, Geography of Energy and a variety of GIS courses.