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With a minor in environmental studies, your appreciation of the natural world will deepen. You will be taught how to exercise greater personal stewardship with regards to the environment. Using insights provided by the disciplines of theology, philosophy and the social and natural sciences, you will develop a deeper understanding of environmental problems and solutions.


  • Incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives on the natural world and the place of humanity within it

Career opportunities

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.

Program director

Michael Kunz
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.

Biological & Environmental Science Program Director

Course listing

Required Courses (20 Units)

BIOL-312LEcology Lab0
ENV-150Introduction to Environmental Studies4
ENV-482Environmental Studies Practicum1-3
PS-373Nature, Law and Policy3
THEO-425Theological Ethics and the Environment3

Additional elective units from the environmental studies major to complete 20 units.

Recommended Course

COM-420Conflict Management and Resolution3