Sustainable stewardship of the environment is the single most important challenge facing the world, and this minor is ideal for students wishing to develop a multidisciplinary background in environmental science. The program of study requires a minimum of four courses of which three are required. These required courses include: BIOL 4850, CHEM 4810, and ERTH 4180. A minimum of one additional course must be selected from the list below. At the discretion of the adviser and the environmental science program director, the student may take an alternative not on the list, or complete a four-credit research project. At least three of the four courses required for the minor must be at the 4000 level.
Students interested in developing a broad, multidisciplinary background in energy to complement their more focused major program may also consider another minor option—the Interschool Minor in Energy. See Interdisciplinary Programs and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences section of this catalog for details on this program.