Environmental Science Minor
This program provides preparation for the ever-increasing number of careers in which knowledge of environmental issues is essential. Environmental issues are at the forefront of global concerns as the expanding world population continues to tax resources and threaten ecosystems. Thus, there is an increasing need and demand within professions such as law, politics, management, journalism, education, energy technology and economics for individuals who can apply knowledge of environmental issues to aid in development and implementation of new ideas for the future.
Requirements: Seven courses totaling 17-21 hours. We suggest that students complete courses in the first section before proceeding to the second.
NOTE: students pursuing both a Major in ENVS and an ENVS or EAL minor cannot take more than 3 classes that count toward both degrees.
l. Scientific Background (4 courses, 8-12 hours)
ENVS 204 Evolution & Genetics
ENVS 207 Plants & Civilization
ENVS 213 Earth Science: The Changing Planet
ENVS 214 Weather & Climatology
ENVS 399 Independent Research*
ENVS 300 Special Topics**
ll. Environmental Courses (3 courses, 9 hours)
ENVS 273 Energy & the Environment
ENVS 281 Human Impact on the Environment
ENVS 282 The Human Environment
ENVS 283 Environmental Sustainability
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.