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 / ENVS 1000: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU)

AND 1 of the 5 courses below:

ENVS 301 / ENVS 3100: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU)
ENVS 400 / ENVS 3991: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU)
GEOL 100 / EESC 1000: Introduction to Geology (1 CU)
GEOL 103 / EESC 1060: Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters (1 CU)
GEOL 125 / EESC 1050: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU)
GEOL 130 / EESC 1030: Oceanography (1 CU)

AND one of the following two options:

BIOL 101 / BIOL 1101: Introduction to Biology A (1 CU) AND BIOL 102 / BIOL 1102: Introduction to Biology B (1 CU), OR
BIOL 121 / BIOL 1121: Molecular Biology of Life (1 CU) AND AP BIOL credit

AND

BIOL 240 / BIOL 2610: 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 / ENVS 1000: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU) formerly ENVS 200

ENVS 204 / EESC 2300: Global Climate Change (1 CU), OR,
ENVS 301 / ENVS 3100: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU), OR,
ENVS 400 / ENVS 4600: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 100 / EESC 1000: Introduction to Geology (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 103 / EESC 1060: Natural Disturbances and Disasters (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 125 / EESC 1050: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU), OR,
GEOL 130 / EESC 1030: 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.

A Geology Minor requires taking GEOL 100 / EESC 1000 (1 CU), and five more advanced courses (5 CUs) in geology.

These may be selected from the following:

Geology Courses (5 CU):

GEOL 111 / EESC 1002: Geology laboratory (1 CU)
GEOL 103 / EESC 1060: Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters (1 CU)
GEOL 125 / EESC 1050: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU)
GEOL 130 / EESC 1030: Oceanography (1 CU)
GEOL 201 / EESC 2100: Mineralogy (1 CU)
GEOL 205 / EESC 1500: Paleontology (1 CU)
GEOL 206 / EESC 2600: Stratigraphy (1 CU)
GEOL 208 / EESC 2800: Structural Geology (1 CU)
GEOL 317 / EESC 3100: Petrology (1 CU)
GEOL 418 / EESC 4200: Geochemistry (1 CU)
GEOL 420 / EESC 4800: Geophysics ( 1 CU)

Other courses may qualify with prior permission.

This is a 6 CU University Interschool Minor.

Required courses (4 CUs)

ENVS 100 / ENVS 1000 (SAS): Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU)
EAS 401 / EAS 4010 (SEAS): Energy and its impacts: technology, ecology, economics and sustainability, OR
EAS 402 / EAS 4020 (SEAS): Renewable energy and its impact
EAS 403 / EAS 4030 (SEAS): Energy Systems and Policy

Two out of the three following courses:

OIDD/BEPP 2610 (Wharton): Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
BEPP/OIDD 2630 (Wharton): Environmental & Energy Economics and Policy
LGST 215/2150 / LGST 815/8150 (Wharton): Environmental Management Law and Policy

Elective courses (2 CUs)

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

OIDD/BEPP 2610: Risk Analysis and Environmental Management

BEPP/OIDD 2630: Environmental & Energy Economics and Policy

LGST 215/2150 / LGST 815/8150 (Wharton): Environmental Management Law and Policy

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

BIOL 140 / BIOL 1604: Humans and the Environment

EAS 401 / 4010 (SEAS): Energy and its impacts: technology, ecology, economics and sustainability, OR

EAS 402 / EAS 4020 (SEAS): Renewable energy and its impact

EAS 403 / EAS 4030 (SEAS): Energy Systems and Policy

ENVS 3053 / SPAN 3910 / LALS 3910: Sustainable Development and Culture in Latin America

ENVS 4250: Our Water Planet

LGST 230 / LGST 2300: Social Impact and Responsibility

Advising

Students interested in the SEVM minor can contact the advisor for their school listed below. To declare or discuss the minor, contact Maria Antonia Andrews.