Minors

Four minors are offered through the EES Department: Environmental Science, Environmental StudiesGeology, and Sustainability and Environmental Management.

This 6 CU minor is based on 5 required courses and 1 additional upper division courses within Earth and Environmental Science.

Required Courses (5 CU):

ENVS 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU)

AND 1 of the 5 courses below:

ENVS 301: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU)
ENVS 400: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU)
GEOL 100: Introduction to Geology (1 CU)
GEOL 103: Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters (1 CU)
GEOL 125: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU)
GEOL 130: Oceanography (1 CU)

AND one of the following two options:

BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology A (1 CU) AND BIOL 102 Introduction to Biology B (1 CU), OR
BIOL 121 Molecular Biology of Life (1 CU) AND AP BIOL credit

AND

BIOL 240: Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems (1 CU)

Elective Course (1 CU):

One upper division courses in Earth and Environmental Science. Course must be approved by Minor advisor. Courses taken as part of the required courses cannot be counted for the elective.

This 6 CU minor is based on 4 required courses and 2 additional, relevant upper division courses.

Core Courses: (4 CU):

ENVS 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU) formerly ENVS 200

ENVS 204: Global Climate Change (1 CU), OR,
ENVS 301: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU), OR,
ENVS 400: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 100: Introduction to Geology (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 103: Natural Disturbances and Disasters (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 125: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 130: Oceanography (1 CU)

Data Analysis and Statistics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Economics and Policy (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Elective Courses (2 CU):

The other two courses should be chosen in consultation with the ENVS major advisor and need to be at the 400- or 500-level

A Geology Minor requires taking GEOL 100 (1 CU), and five more advanced courses (5 CUs) in geology.

These may be selected from the following:

Geology Courses (5 CU):

GEOL 111: Geology laboratory (1 CU)
GEOL 103: Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters (1 CU)
GEOL 125: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU)
GEOL 130: Oceanography (1 CU)
GEOL 201: Mineralogy (1 CU)
GEOL 205: Paleontology (1 CU)
GEOL 206: Stratigraphy (1 CU)
GEOL 208: Structural Geology (1 CU)
GEOL 317: Petrology (1 CU)
GEOL 318: Geochemistry (1 CU)
GEOL 420: Geophysics ( 1 CU)

Other courses may qualify with prior permission.

This is a 6 CU University Interschool Minor.

As a University Interschool Minor, each student should be advised by the designated advisor in his/her home school.

Required courses (4 CUs)

ENVS 100 (SAS): Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU)
EAS 401 (SEAS): Energy and its impacts: technology, ecology, economics and sustainability, OR
EAS 402 (SEAS): Renewable energy and its impact
EAS 403 (SEAS): Energy Systems and Policy

Two out of the three following courses:

BEPP/OPIM 261/SYS 567 (Wharton): Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
BEPP/OPIM 263 (Wharton): Environmental and Energy Economics
LGST 215/815 (Wharton): Environmental Management Law and Policy

Elective courses (2 CUs)

The other two courses should be chosen from the following electives:

LGST 215: Environmental Law and Business
LGST 230: Social Impact and Responsibility
BEPP/OPIM 261/SYS 567: Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
BEPP/OPIM 263: Environmental and Energy Economics

(any of the three above may be used as an elective if not used as a required course)

BIOL 140: Humans and the Environment
BIOL 240: Ecology and Population Biology
BIOL 456: Issues in Conservation
EAS 401 (SEAS): Energy and its impacts: technology, ecology, economics and sustainability, OR

EAS 402 (SEAS): Renewable energy and its impact
EAS 403 (SEAS): Energy Systems and Policy

Two out of the three following courses:

BEPP/OPIM 261/SYS 567 (Wharton): Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
BEPP/OPIM 263 (Wharton): Environmental and Energy Economics
LGST 215/815 (Wharton): Environmental Management Law and Policy

Advising

Students interested in the OEVM minor should contact the advisor for their school listed below: