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Minor in Environmental Studies

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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Students are required to take 15 credit hours distributed among physical science, biological science, and policy/ethics courses. At least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 200-level or above.
  • Some of the course numbers listed below have variable titles. Only the specified titles are currently approved for credit toward the minor. New titles and courses may be approved by the Environmental Studies Committee.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Requirements (15-17 cr.)
Physical Science (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Chemistry and Our Environment
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
  • GEOL-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Earth and Space Science
  • PHYS-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Energy in the Twenty-First Century

Biological Sciences (3-5 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 304 Marine Biology
  • BIOL-N 390 The Natural World
    VT: Environmental Biology
  • BIOL-L 473 Ecology

Policy/Ethics (6 cr.)

Select two from the following:

  • ANTH-E 380 Urban Anthropology
    (may be joint listed as SOC-S 306 Urban Society)
  • GEOG-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Globalization
  • HSC-H 331 Environmental Health
  • HSC-H 412 Global Health
  • INTL-I 490 International Studies Capstone Seminar 
    (may be joint listed as SOC-S 460 Topics in Non-Western Culture
    VT: International Inequalities and Global Issues)
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Environmental Philosophy
  • POLS-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions VT: Urban Politics and Policy
  • SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Sustainable Communities; OR
    VT: Costa Rica (may be joint listed as SOC-S 362 World Societies and Cultures); OR
    VT: Animals and Society; OR
    VT: Sustainable Communities; OR
    VT: Belize: Sustainable Development and Wellness; OR
    VT: Costa Rica: Sustainable Development; OR
    VT: Consumer and the Environment
  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization
    VT: Environmental Sociology

Electives (3 cr.)

Any of the above courses not already used in the specified areas, in addition to:

  • GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Science
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceanography
  • GEOL-G 219 Meteorology
  • GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
  • GEOL-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Geology of the National Parks
    VT: Weather Forecasting and Analysis
  • GEOL-N 390 The Natural World
    VT: Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • HIST-T 190 World Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Humans and the Environment
  • WGS-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Women and Sustainability

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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