The curriculum in the environmental science minor is designed to provide students with a rigorous interdisciplinary education in environmental science so they will possess the skills and knowledge needed to find effective, informed and ethical solutions to problems that involve interactions between physical, chemical, biological, economic and social factors. The program is designed as preparation for students seeking environmental careers, including enrollment in graduate programs, in areas including environmental policy and management, environmental education, and environmental monitoring and assessment.
Students pursuing the environmental science minor must consult with their major adviser and Dr. Craig Gilman in the Department of Marine Science who administers the minor. Students should enroll in ENVI 201 Introduction to Environmental Science - 3 credits during their sophomore or junior year and then enroll in ENVI 420 Advanced Environmental Science - 3 credits the following year. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all upper level courses and in ENVI 201 and ENVI 420.