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Minoring in Environmental Science & Policy

Required Credit Hours: 20

Core Requirements:

  1. ENSP 101 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy (3 credits)
  2. Five credits of ENSP 200-250, including one ENSP 200-249 course and at least one ENSP 250 seminar
  3. Three courses, at least one from each group (at least 9 credits total):
    1. Natural Sciences course with field laboratory component:
      • BIOL 416 Ornithology (4);
      • BIOL 417 Population and Community Ecology;
      • BIOL 426 Aquatic Ecology (4);
      • BIOL 427 Wetland Ecosystems (4);
      • GEOL 314 Watershed Dynamics (4);
      • GEOL 315 Hydrology (3);
      • GEOL 316 Environmental Geochemistry (3);
      • GEOL 320 Surface Processes: Landscapes & Water (4);
      • or other approved course [all of the courses listed require some form of introductory biology or geology course as a prerequisite]
    2. Environmental Policy/Sociology:
      • ECON 322: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (3) [ECON
        101 is a prerequisite for this course];
      • GOVT 322: Global Environmental Governance;
      • GOVT 491: International Organizations and Environmental Governance or other approved course;
      • SOCL 308: Environmental Sociology(3);
      • SOCL 427: Globalization and the Environment (3);
      • ANTH 315 Environmental Archaeology (3);
      • ANTH 338: Native Cultures of Latin America (3);
      • HISP 360: Cultural Constructions of the Environment in Latin America;
      • HIST 226 American West Since 1890;
      • HIST 490C: African Environmental History;
      • or other approved course
    3. Ethics:
      • ENSP 302 Philosophic History of American Environmentalism (3);
      • ENSP 303: Issues in Environmental
        Ethics;
      • KINE 393: Health Ethics (3);
      • RELG 321 Ecology and Ethics (3);
      • or other approved course
  4. Capstone experience: (3 credits)
    1. Policy
    2. ENSP 490 Independent Research
    3. ENSP 495-496 Honors
    4. ENSP 498-499 Internship
    5. or other approved capstone experience with permission of the Director