Environmental Science Minor
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will develop an understanding of the importance of the envionment, the extent to which societal actions impact it, the need for sustainability and how that sustainability can be achieved.
Objective 1.1: Students will be able to describe the basic environmental challenges facing the world today, their causes, and possible solutions.
Objective 1.2: Students will be able to describe the scientific, ethical, and moral imperatives behind the need to protect and sustain a healthy environment, and the role of environmental science and environmental scientists in those efforts.
Goal 2: Students will develop a strong foundation in the physical and natural sciences, including environmental science, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Objective 2.1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic biology, including cell biology, genetics, and organismal biology.
Objective 2.2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of general chemistry and physics.
Goal 3: Students will understand the types of careers available to environmental scientists, create connections with people in the field of environmental science, and receive hands-on experience in the working world.
Objective 3.1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of environmental science and scientists in societal efforts towards sustainability and complete an internship applying their knowledge to real-world issues alongside environmental professionals.
The minor in environmental science requires completion of the following (along with their respective laboratory sections) and three additional courses representing at least two of the course groups (A, B and C).
|BIO 101||Bio I: Cells||4|
|BIO 102||Bio II: Genetics||4|
|BIO 201||Bio III: Organismic Biology||4|
|ENV 106||Exploring the Earth||4|
|ENV 102||Environ Theory & Ethics Sem||3|
|ENV 490||Environmental Sci Internship||3|
|ENV 390||Environmental Science Seminar (2 semesters)||0|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry Lab I
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry Lab II
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
|Three additional courses representing at least two of the following course groups (A, B and C)|
|Group A: Biological Sciences|
|Plant Physiological Ecology|
|Group B: Physical Science|
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
Select one of the following:
|General Physics II|
and General Physics Laboratory II
|University Physics II|
and University Physics Lab II
|Group C: Environmental Studies|
|Geographic Information Systems|
|Nature Writing in America|
|Writing and Environmt Justice|
|American Environmental History|
|People, Planet and Profit|
|Marketing Study Tour|
|Food and Justice|
|Environmental Politics in Am|
|Fair Trade:Coffee-Co-Op to Cup|