Environmental Studies Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements - 21 units
Select one of the following Core Course:
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (GS)
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY (GM)
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (GM)
Choose 3 units from the following physical environment courses:3
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY (GM)
SOIL SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY (GM)
WATER RESOURCES
GEOHAZARDS
GEOHAZARDS
HUMAN AND CLIMATE INTERACTIONS
RIVERS AND FLOODS
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (GL)
INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY
WINTER ECOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
NATURAL HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE NP AND THE UPPER GREAT PLAINS
NATURAL HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE NP AND THE UPPER GREAT PLAINS
Choose 3 units from the following human-environment courses:3
NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (GH)
GEOGRAPHY OF POPULATION AND MIGRATION (GS)
CULTURAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (GH)
ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF NATURAL DISASTERS
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
US ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (GH)
GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (DV)
Travel study in appropriate discipline (with permission)
Choose 3 units from the following techniques courses:3
GIS I: INTRODUCTION TO GIS AND MAPPING
GIS II: SPATIAL DATA AND ANALYSIS
REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION
BIOSTATISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS (GM)
BASIC STATISTICAL METHODS
GIS IN WATER RESOURCES
APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE GIS
NATURE WRITING
FIELD EXPERIENCE
Internship in Environmental Studies (1-3 units from any appropriate department)
Choose additional units from sections 2-4 to bring the total to 21
Total Units21

This interdisciplinary minor combines information from a wide range of courses, all of which focus on some aspect of environmental studies. Participating departments and programs include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Geology, History, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, Safety Studies and Sociology. Upon completion, the student will have gained knowledge about many aspects of present-day environmental issues including 1) the natural processes of environmental systems, 2) the social and economic influences on the environment and the regulatory controls enacted to protect both the environment and human health, and 3) the techniques currently being used to study environmental problems. The minor, in combination with their selected major, is suitable to prepare students for possible careers related to the study of the environment or future graduate study.