Environmental Science Minor
Goal 1: Students will develop an understanding of the importance of the environment, the extent to which societal actions impact it, the need for sustainability and how that sustainability can be achieved.
Outcome 1.1: Students will be able to describe the basic environmental challenges facing the world today, their causes, and possible solutions.
Outcome 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.
Outcome 2.1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic biology, including cell biology, genetics, and organismal biology.
Outcome 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.
Outcome 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 I: Cells|
and Bio I: Cells Lab
|or BIO 151L||Phage Lab|
|Bio II: Genetics|
and Bio II: Genetics Lab
|or BIO 150L||Bio I: Cells Lab Phage|
|BIO 201||Bio III: Organismic Biology||4|
|Exploring the Earth|
and Exploring the Earth Laboratory
|or BIO 429|
| Environmental Science|
and Environmental Science Lab
|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|
|Atmospheric Environmental Chem|
|Aqueous Environmental Chem|
|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|
|Irish Environmental Writing|
|Nature & Environmental Writing|
|Climate Change Stories|
|Introduction to GIS|
|American Environmental History|
|Fair Trade Coffee: Study Tour|
|Sculpture and the Environment|
|Photography & Climate Crisis|
|Darwin, Dogma, and Ecology|
|Philosophy of the Environment|
|God and Evolution|