Environmental Studies Minor

To earn a minor in Environmental Studies, students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, which includes two core courses and a minimum of three elective courses. Students are required to take at least three elective courses. At least one elective must be at the 400-level. No more than two electives may be taken from any one of the categories listed below. The Department of Environmental Studies may approve up to seven semester hours of lower- and upper-division transfer credits toward the undergraduate minor in Environmental Studies. Students are expected to meet with an ENS advisor before beginning the minor.


Required Core Courses
ENS 251Introduction to Environmental Sciences3
ENS 271Introduction to Sustainability3
The 100- to 300-level elective courses listed below are each three credit hours. Undergraduate students enrolling in 400-level courses listed as “three or four hours” must enroll in the three-credit hour section. 400-level courses counted toward an undergraduate degree cannot be taken again and counted for credit toward a graduate degree. 110
Environmental Policy/Law/Planning
Mapping our Physical and Social World
ECCE: Environmental Justice: Science, Policy, and Activism
Transportation: Problems and Planning Procedures
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Law
Agricultural Politics & Policy
Introduction to Environmental Consulting
Environmental Policies: National Environmental Policy Act
Environmental Policies: Water Quality
Environmental Social Sciences/Humanities
Women and the Environment
ECCE: Global Change in Local Places
ECCE: Introduction to Environmental Education
ECCE: American Environmental History
Environmental Economics
Environmental Sociology
Sustainable Food Systems
Political Ecology AKA The Political Life of Trees, Trash, & Turtles
Environmental Sciences
Earth Science
Environmental Physical Geography
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Ecological Issues
Aquatic Ecology
Biology Of Water Pollution
Environmental Chemistry
Our Changing Climate
Water Resources and Society
Environmental Geology
Urban Environments
Renewable Energy
Total Hours16