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Environmental Studies

Minor Requirements & Courses


28 semester hours total

ENV 201 - Contemporary Environmental Issues
PS 242 - Environment Policy and Politics*

*Note: PS 101 is prerequisite to PS 242

Plus, 1 of the following:

ES 160 - Principles of Environmental Science
ES 170 - Project-Based Environmental Science

Plus, 1 of the following:

BIO 206 - Biostatistics & Experimental Design
ECO 220 - Statistics
MTH 135 - Concepts of Statistics
MTH 335 - Statistics
PSY 201 - Experimental Design and Statistics
SSC 252 - Data Analysis for Social Science

Plus, 1 of the following:

ENV 590 - Internship
ENV 601 Environmental Studies Capstone

Plus, 4 hours of Art & Humanities electives:

ART 105 - Art and Nature
ART 120 - Sculpture and Science
ART 200 - Basic Studio Art 3D
ART 208 - Introduction to Sculpture
ENG 130 - Native American Literature and Film
ENG 131 - Nature Writing
ENG 411 - Ecocriticism
ENG 434 - The Romantics
GEO 101 - World Geography
HIS 228 - Disease in US History
HIS 245 - 19th Century Europe
HIS 281 - Africa to 1800
HIS 314 - Disease in United States History
PHI 230 - Environmental Ethics

Plus, 4 hours of Communication electives:

BC 150 - Digital Media Essentials
BC 251 - Single Camera Video Production
PCL 203 - Professional Presentations
PCL 207 - Business and Professional Leadership
PCL 301 - Applied Social Media
PCL 325 - Communication Ethics
SCSM 101 - Principles and Practices of Public Relations
WRI 210 - Introduction to Creative and Professional Writing
WRI 301 - Journalism I
WRI 351 - Creative Non-Fiction
WRI 352 - Career Writing
WRI 358 - Technical Writing

Please note the following:

To qualify as an elective, two projects completed by environmental studies students within the course must have connections to the environment, and students are encouraged to present one of the projects at URAC (April) or the Student Symposium on the Environment (December) during the semester the course is being taken.

Due to the number of overlapping courses, students will not be allowed to double-major or complete a combined major in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. Additionally, students will not be able to major in Environmental Science and minor in Environmental Studies.

 

What can you do with an Environmental Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an environmental consultant, environmental writer, environmental lawyer, conservation proponent, or sustainability analyst.