Environmental Science

Interdisciplinary Minor

The minor in environmental science enables students to receive a broad background both in the sciences and in the application of scientific principles to environmental problems. 

Students may pursue a major in environmental science through an Individually Designed Major. Email Dr. Catherine Danielou, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, for more information about Individually Designed Majors (danielou@uab.edu), or call (205) 934-5643. 

 Minor Requirements for Environmental Science

RequirementsHours
Required Biology Courses 1
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
Biology Electives
Select three courses from the following groups:9
Biology
Botany
Advanced Directed Readings
Tropical Ecology
Natural History of Vertebrates
Field Botany
Limnology
Ecology
Civil Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring
Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Experiences
Quantitative Analysis
Marine Environmental Science
Coastal Zone Management
Costal Wetlands Ecology
Marine Ecology
Total Hours29
1

Note: All of these courses may also satisfy the Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Sciences requirement; check the Core Curriculum for your particular major.

 

Grade Requirement

All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Courses

ENV 108. Human Population and the Earth s Environment. 3 Hours.

Influence of human population on Earth¿s environment. Specific attention will be paid to environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, water and energy resources, pollution, waste disposal, plant and animal extinctions, and food resources. Strong emphasis will be placed on determining solution to the variety of environmental problems facing the earth. Lecture and film. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).

ENV 109. Laboratory in Environmental Science. 1 Hour.

Experiments on topics essential to study of environment and which reveal complexity of solving environmental problems. Writing, Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: ENV 108 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently)