Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Science Minor

Post-Fall 2015

Description: The Environmental Science minor is intended to provide a base in the science, social & political issues, and methods relevant to understanding environmental issues and working to solve environmental problems.

Requirements: 7 courses (21–22 credit hours)*; at least 3 courses must be ENVS

*A maximum of 3 courses can count toward this minor and an IES major.

Environmental/Ecological Science (4 courses)

All ENVS 200-level courses, except ENVS 284 & 290, have ENVS 137 or UCSF 137 as pre-req.

  • ANTH 104 (The Human Ecological Footprint)
  • ENVS 207 (Plants & Civilization)
  • ENVS 218 (Biodiversity & Biogeography)
  • ENVS 223 (Introduction to Soils)
  • ENVS 224 (Climate & Climate Change)
  • ENVS 226 (Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems)
  • ENVS 227r (Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea)
  • ENVS 237 (Foundations of Environmental Science II)
  • ENVS 267 (Bird Conservation & Ecology)
  • ENVS 273 (Energy & the Environment)
  • ENVS 280a (Principles of Ecology) or BIOL 265 [Ecology]
  • ENVS 281c (Environmental Sustainability & Science in China)
  • ENVS 281v (Humans and the Environment in Contemporary Vietnam)
  • ENVS 283 (Environmental Sustainability)
  • ENVS 319c (Winter Ecology)
  • ENVS 340 (Natural History of Belize)
  • ENVS 345c (Conservation & Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems)
  • ENVS 369 (Field Ornithology)

Policy, Business & Society (1 course)

  • ECON 328b (Environmental Economics)
  • ENVS 284 (Environmental Justice)
  • ENVS 290 (Environmental Law)
  • ENVS 363 (Introduction to Sustainable Business)
  • ENVS 383 (Human Dimensions of Conservation)
  • HIST 292 (Environmental History)
  • PLSC 354 (Global Environmental Politics)
  • PLSC 392 (Environmental Politics)
  • SOCL 272 (Environmental Sociology)
  • SOCL 276 (Sociology & the Politics of Food)

Methods & Application (2 courses)

  • ENVS 288 (Applied Interdisciplinary Data Analysis)
  • ENVS 350a (STEP: Water)
  • ENVS 350f (STEP: Food Systems)
  • ENVS 391 (Independent Environ. Research)
  • ENVS 380 (Introduction to GIS)
  • ENVS 395 (Environmental Internship)
  • SOCL 301e (Statistics for Social Research)
  • STAT 303f (SAS Programming & Appl. Statistics)
  • STAT 307h (Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments)
  • STAT 310g (Categorical Data Analysis)
  • STAT/BIOL 335i (Intro. to Biostatistics)

Pre-requisites: a. ENVS 237; b. ECON 201; c. ENVS 280 or BIOL 265 [or instructor permission]; e. SOCL 206; f. STAT 103, 203 or 335; g. BIOL 355 or STAT 203; h. STAT 203 or 355; i. BIOL 102 & MATH 132 or 162.

Appropriate substitutions from other departments may be allowed.

Contact Dr. Christopher Peterson (BVM Hall 316—773.508.2950) to obtain application forms and to discuss your interests and needs.