Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment. The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary (humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences) program for students interested in environmental problems on a local, national, and global level. This minor provides students the opportunity to focus their related area and/or electives on environmental issues. None of the courses in the minor can be used within the student’s major.

Introductory Courses

All students must take EVST 1000E. NRE 1000E and BIOL 1102 are recommended.

Core Courses

(Nine credits) All minors must take one course from each core area. Additional core courses in a single category can be applied to the additional minor requirements beyond the core requirements.

Humanities Core

PHIL 3216/W; GERM 2400HIST 3540E or 3542, HIST/MAST 2210E; ENGL 3240E or 2635E or 3715E; or JOUR 3046.

Social Sciences Core

ARE 3434E or 4462E or ECON 3466E; GEOG 2400 or 3350NRE 3000, 3245; POLS/EVST 3412; SOCI 2701 or 2709.

Natural Science Core

AH 3175, EEB 2208, ERTH 3010; GEOG 3400, NRE 4170.

Additional requirements for the minor

In addition, Environmental Studies minors must take six credits of electives at the 2000 level or above, as approved by the program director or academic advisor. Courses listed above that are not used to meet the core requirements may be used to meet this requirement.

Total credits (2000 level or above): 15 credits.

Students may also incorporate off campus study with the minor advisor’s approval, such as internships, Biosphere, or Education Abroad.

The minor is offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. For more information, please contact Sara K. Tremblay, M.S., Environmental Sciences & Environmental Studies Programs (860) 486-5218

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