The minor in environmental sciences provides students with a background in fields of science immediately relevant to problems facing modern society. Students majoring in diverse fields of study will gain an understanding of the broad field of environmental sciences.
To graduate with a minor in environmental sciences, students must complete 15 hours of coursework as follows:
Required core courses (12 hrs):
ENVS 1126 (or ENVS 1127)
and 1 course from each priority area A, B, and C:
- ENVS 4035 (or ENVS 4036)
- ENVS 4101
- ENVS 4477
- ENVS 4600
Priority B—Planning & Management:
- ENVS 4261
- ENVS 4262
- ENVS 4264
- ENVS 4266
Priority C—Assessment & Analysis:
- ENVS 3102
- ENVS 4145
- ENVS 4149
- ENVS 4900
Students must also select 1 additional ENVS course (3 credit hours) from the priority listings, or ENVS 3999, or any 2000-level or higher courses approved by the department.
*It should be noted that students may be eligible for undergraduate minors in both chemistry and biological sciences depending upon the courses selected. See the College of Science curriculum notes for specific requirements regarding minors in these programs.
The minor in Environmental Toxicology provides students with a background in the basic science of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards immediately relevant to problems facing modern society and human health risks. Students majoring in diverse fields of study will gain an understanding of the field of Environmental Toxicology.
*Students majoring in Coastal Environmental Sciences may not choose Environmental Toxicology as a minor.
**All ENVS courses must be passed with a “C” or better.
***A residency requirement of 9 hours of credit must be earned at this University to receive a minor in Environmental Toxicology.
To graduate with a minor in Environmental Toxicology, students must complete 12 hours of coursework.
Required Courses (12 hours):
- ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry (3)
- ENVS 4477 Environmental Toxicology: Introduction and Applications (3)
- and 2 courses from the following list:
- ENVS 4007
- ENVS 4010
- ENVS 4035
- ENVS 4036
- ENVS 4045
- ENVS 4500
- ENVS 4113
The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, or DOCS, offers a minor in oceanography and coastal sciences. Requirements for the minor are completion of OCS 2007 and OCS 2008 with a grade of “C” or better (6 hours) and completion of at least 12 additional credit hours of approved electives with a grade of “C” or better, at least 6 hours of which must be at the 3000 level or higher.
Approved electives include all DOCS undergraduate courses.
*Students majoring in coastal environmental science may not choose oceanography and coastal sciences as a minor.