Minors are a secondary area of academic focus.

This can be helpful if you have several areas you'd like to study but don't want to double major. A minor can complement your main course of study by enhancing the value of your major, helping you to find an area of specialization within your major. Or, your minor can just be something you really enjoy and want to know more about. Some degrees require a minor.

Environmental Science Minor (21-23 hours required)

For non-science majors, 6 hours must be at 300-400 level.

Required Courses

  • BS105 Environmental Biology (3)
  • CH180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
    OR
  • CH181 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • GO110 Physical Geology (3)
  • UI429 Environmental Ethics (3)

Choose 6 hours from:

  • AO120 Plant Science (3)
  • AO215 Soils (3)
  • BS108 Biology for Living (3)
  • CH234 Organic and Biological Chemistry (3)
  • GO305 Environmental Geoscience (3)
  • GO/EV365 Environmental Soil Science (3)

Choose 3 hours from:

  • AG201 World Food and Society (3)
  • UI319 Science, Technology and Society (3)
  • UI360 Recycling and Waste Management (3)
  • UI387 Environmental Law and Public Policy (3)

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