Environmental Science Minor
The Environmental Science Minor provides a base in the science, social & political issues, and methods relevant to understanding environmental issues and working to solve environmental problems.
Requirements: 7 courses (21 credit hours); at least 3 courses must be ENVS. A maximum of 3 courses can count toward this minor and an SES major.
|Environmental/Ecological Science 1|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|The Human Ecological Footprint|
|Gender, Health & Environment|
|Plants and Civilization|
|Biodiversity & Biogeography|
|Climate & Climate Change|
|Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems|
|Foundations of Environmental Science II|
|Bird Conservation and Ecology|
|Energy and The Environment|
|Principles of Ecology|
or BIOL 265
|Natural History of Belize|
|Conservation and Sustainability of Neotropical Ecosystems|
|Policy, Business & Society|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Climate and History|
|North American Environmental History|
|Introduction to Environmental Law & Policy|
|Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy|
|Water Law & Policy|
|Energy Law & Policy|
|Introduction to the Circular Economy|
|Design for Circular & Sustainable Business|
|Sustainable Business Management|
|Human Dimensions of Conservation|
|Globalization and Environmental Sustainability|
|Global Environmental Politics|
|The Sociology and Politics of Food|
|Methods & Application|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Solutions to Environmental Problems: Water|
|Solutions to Environmental Problems: Biogas|
|Solutions to Environmental Problems: Climate Action|
|Solutions to Environmental Problems: Food Systems|
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|Advanced GIS Applications|
|Statistics for Social Research|
|SAS Programming & Applied Statistics|
|Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments|
|Applied Regression Analysis|
|Categorical Data Analysis|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
- Explain the physical, biological, and chemical structure and function of ecosystems.
- Examine the causes and consequences of environmental change at local to global scales.
- Apply scientific knowledge to evaluate policy, management, and other solutions that aim to enhance environmental sustainability.
- Create an action plan for leading a professional and personal life that promotes environmental sustainability.
SES Shared Learning Outcomes
All SES majors share the following Program Learning Objectives, in addition to their unique major-specific Program Learning Objectives:
- Articulate the foundational principles of natural and social sciences and humanities essential to solving environmental problems.
- Critically evaluate the accuracy and credibility of information relating to environmental topics.
- Employ knowledge and skills to design and implement solutions that contribute to a just and sustainable world.
- Exemplify the values of environmental and social justice through actions to care for our common home and one another.