Environmental Science

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  • Program Designation: Minor

    Program Contact: Dr. Matt Kropf

    Academic Division: Physical and Computational Sciences

    Program Description:

    The minor in environmental science will give you a basic understanding of how nature works and how physical, biological, and human dimensions in nature are interconnected. You will learn how the earth works, how we are affecting its life support system, and how we can reduce our environmental impact and live sustainably by not degrading our life support system.

    Minor Requirements

    A minor in environmental science can be earned by completing the following requirements:

    Choose one from the following lab-based courses:



    Elective Courses

    (choose one of the following two courses):

    Total Credits: 17-18

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.