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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Environmental Studies Minor


Future global resource limitations require creative responses to ensure a sustainable environment.  Environmental Studies integrates natural and physical science in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, and ecology to understand and address the complex scientific, economic, political, and ethical issues relating to the environment.  This minor will provide an integrative scientific literacy that can enhance students’ work in their majors.

Thus, the goal of the Environmental Studies minor is to have all students complete coursework and hands-on laboratory experience to gain a comprehensive understanding of natural and physical sciences related to the environment.  Students will complete a core course in Environmental Science, then have the option to choose the discipline within the program that they wish to pursue in greater detail.  Finally, students are required to complete either an internship or an independent study project depending on their special interests.

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