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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Environmental Science Minor

The minor in Environmental Science provides students with an opportunity to analyze interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment with relation to human and ecological health, and to understand many of the most important issues confronting the world today.  Environmental issues such as global climate change, safe water quality, wetland reconstruction, environmental sustainability, ecosystem habitat restoration, biological diversity, hazardous contaminant pollution of soil and water, carbon sequestration, and food security are challenging areas of critical importance in environmental science. The Environmental Science minor introduces students to the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The ES minor will be useful to students majoring in pure and applied physical sciences including Agricultural Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, and providing a complement to social science programs.

Environmental Science minor requirements: