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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

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Students who minor in environmental studies may major in anything. For students who major in one of the natural sciences, one of the environmental studies GEMS courses may be replaced by other appropriate science courses, with the permission of the program director.

The minor consists of 20 credits:

  • Eight credits are required in the Natural Sciences, with courses taken from a particular set of GEMS courses for students who are not natural science majors.
  • Four credits are required in the Social Sciences: either Environmental Sociology, Environmental Public Policy, or Managing for Environmental Sustainability.
  • Four credits are required in the Humanities: either American Literature and the Environment or Environmental Philosophy and History.
  • The final four credits, typically taken in the senior year, consist of a two credit internship in a local work setting (business, non-profit organization, governmental agency) and a two credit research project of the student’s choosing.

In addition to the courses in the minor, there are a number of general education courses that address various environmental issues and themes and thus may be of interest for Environmental Studies students.

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