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.

 Minor Requirements for Environmental Science

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

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.


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. This course, when taken with its corresponding laboratory, meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area III: Natural Sciences.

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.
Prerequisites: ENV 108 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or BY 108 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently)