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Environmental Science Minor


Primary or Secondary Minor

The minor in environmental science is designed to develop a student’s respect for and stewardship of the natural world. The program will help prepare students for future careers in education, environmental advocacy, public health, emergency services and law enforcement, among hundreds of other fields.  

The six courses comprising a minor in environmental science will vary, according to the student's major.


Core Courses

ESCI 211 - Earth Science I: Introductory Geology
ESCI 212 - Earth Science II: Earth Processes
ESCI 213 - Earth Science III: Weather and Climate

Additional Program Requirements

If this minor is earned in congruence with a biology major, the student must also take three courses from the following: ESCI 237, 300, 401 or 412.

If this minor is earned in congruence with a chemistry major, the student must also take three courses from the following: ESCI 237, 300, 339, 401 or 412.

If this minor is earned with neither a biology nor chemistry major, the student must take the following courses: ESCI 110, 237 and either 300 or 412.

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