Environmental Science Image Environmental Studies Minor Environmental Science Image

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

Required courses:

1. Core

ENV 100 (Introduction to Environmental Studies)

ENV 110 (Introduction to Sustainability Studies)


2. A minimum of 15 additional hours outside the student's major department, with no more than 8 hours from any one department and comprised of the following categories:


a. Natural Sciences (At least 6 hours from two departments):

ATY 253 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology)


ATY 253L (Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory)

BIO 277 (Human Physiology)

BIO 301 (Principles of Ecology)


BIO 302 (Introductory Ecology Laboratory)

BIO 322 (Plant Diversity)

BIO 341 (Invertebrate Zoology)

BIO 354 (Plant Systematics)

BIO 361 (Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles)

BIO 420 (Marine Biology)

BIO 430 (Biological Evolution)

BIO 431 (The Biosphere)

BIO 438/PSY 438 (Animal Behavior)

BIO 477 (Animal Physiology)

BIO 526 (Conservation Biology)

BIO 529 (Aquatic Ecology)

CHE 205 (Introductory Organic Chemistry)


CHE 206 (Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory)

CHE 252 (Chemistry and the Human Environment)

CHE 331 (Quantitative Analysis)


CHE 333 (Quantitative Analysis Laboratory)

CHE 351(Organic Chemistry I)

CHE 352 (Organic Chemistry II)

GEO 205 (Environmental Change: Its Nature and Impact)

GEO 305 (Environmental Hazards Assessment)

GEO 311 (Weather and Climate)


GEO 311L (Climatology Laboratory)

GEO 314 (Physical Geography: Landscape Processes)


GEO 314L (Physical Geography Laboratory)

GEO 330 (Elements of Hydrology)

GEO 511 (Advanced Weather and Climate - Synoptic Climatology)

HEA 314 (Public Health Diseases)


b. Applied Social Sciences (at least 3 hours):

ATY 213 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)

ATY 450 (Anthropology in the Environment: Culture, Environment and Adaptation)

ATY 465 (An Overview of Medical Anthropology)

ATY 520 (Economic Anthropology)

ATY 526 (Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Agriculture)

CST 420 (Environmental Communication)

ENV 493 (Honors Work)

GEO 105 (Cultural Geography)

GEO 303 (World Population Problems)

GEO 313 (Natural Resource Regions of North America)

GEO 331/STH 331 (Sustainable Tourism and Transportation)

GEO 358 (Geographic Information Systems)

GEO 359 (Remote Sensing)

HEA 207 (International Health)

HEA 316 (Environmental Health)

STH 232 (Tourism Impacts and Alternatives)

STH 311 (Sustainable Food and Beverage)

STH 312 (Greening Hotel Facilities)

STH 332 (Sustainable Destination Planning and Management)


c. Policy and Humanities (at least 3 hours):

ECO 100 (Economics of a Global Sustainable Society)

ECO 380 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics)

ENG 219 (Journalism I: Fundamentals of Newswriting)

ENG 318 (Journalism IV: Advanced Reporting and Writing)

ENG 323 (Literary Nonfiction)

ENG 380 (Literature and the Environment)

ENV 312/PSC 312 (Environmental Law and Policy)

ENV 313/PSC 313 (Natural Resources Law and Policy)

ENV 314/PSC 314 (Wildlife Law and Policy)

ENV 401 (Individual Study)

ENV 493 (Honors Work)

HEA 318 (Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills)

HIS 334 (United States Environmental History)

IAR 124 (Introduction to Sustainable Design)

IAR 221 (History and Theory of Design I)

MST 326 (News Analysis)

MUS 223 (Music and Environment)

PHI 363 (Environmental Ethics)

REL 250 (Religious Tradition and Care of the Earth)

SOC 202 (Social Problems in Global Context)

SOC 370 (Environmental Sociology)

SOC 377 (Disaster, Self, and Society)