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Environment Minor

The minor is designed to provide the information and analytic skills necessary to understanding the environment across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will also be required to complete either an analytics course or an engaged learning experience, such as study abroad, field station course or internship.

Requirements for Environment Minor

1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:

  • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
  • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
  • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
  • ENVIRON 270. Our Common Future
  • CEE 260. Environmental Principles

2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses

3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses

4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses

5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course from either a or b):

a. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.

b. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied be electing STATS 250 or SOC 210 or equivalent (STATS 265 or IOE 265).

Ready to Declare the Minor?

Students can declare a minor in environment by attending a general information session.