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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call (205) 934-5643.
Minor Requirements for Environmental Science
|Required Biology Courses 1|
|BY 123||Introductory Biology I||4|
|BY 124||Introductory Biology II||4|
& CH 116
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
& ES 102
and Physical Geology Laboratory
& ENV 109
|Human Population and the Earth s Environment|
and Laboratory in Environmental Science
|Select three courses from the following groups:||9|
|Advanced Directed Readings|
|Natural History of Vertebrates|
|Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management|
|Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring|
|Undergraduate Research Experiences|
Marine Environmental Science
|Coastal Zone Management|
|Costal Wetlands Ecology|
Note: All of these courses may also satisfy the Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Sciences requirement; check the Core Curriculum for your particular major.
All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
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)