Environmental Studies Minor

The minor in environmental studies is designed to deepen an individual's appreciation of the natural world, teaching each student studying in the program how to exercise greater personal stewardship with regards to the environment.

Unique Features

The environmental studies minor provides students with interdisciplinary perspectives on the natural world and the place of humanity within it. Using insights provided by the disciplines of theology, philosophy and the social and natural sciences, students develop a deeper understanding of environmental problems and solutions.

Our Graduates

A minor in environmental studies can be a valuable addition to any major, and is ideal for graduates seeking vocations within organizations involved with environmental concerns.


Required Courses (6 Courses, 20-22 Units)

  • BIOL-310L Ecology (4)
  • ENV-150 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4)
  • ENV-460 Environmental Issue Analysis (1-3)
  • or ENV-482 Environmental Studies Practicum (1-3)
  • PHIL-430 American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (3)
  • PS-373 Nature, Law and Policy (3)
  • THEO-425 Theological Ethics and the Environment (4)

Recommended Course

  • COM-420 Conflict Management and Resolution (3)

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