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 one course from each priority area A, B, and C.
- Biophysical: ENVS 4035 (or ENVS 4036), ENVS 4101, ENVS 4477 & ENVS 4600.
- Planning & Management: ENVS 4261, ENVS 4262, ENVS 4264 & ENVS 4266.
- Assessment & Analysis: ENVS 3102, ENVS 4145, ENVS 4149 & ENVS 4900.
- Students must also select one additional ENVS course (three hrs.) from the above listing, 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.
To graduate with a minor in Environmental Toxicology, students must complete 12 hours of coursework as follows:
- Required Courses (12 hours):
- ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry (3)
- ENVS 4477 Environmental Toxicology: Introduction and Applications (3)
and two courses from the following list:
- ENVS 4007, ENVS 4010, ENVS 4035, ENVS 4036, ENVS 4045, ENVS 4500 and ENVS 4113.
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.
Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences 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 and completion of at least 10 additional credit hours of approved electives with a grade of “C” or better, at least six hours of which must be at the 3000 level or higher.
Students majoring in coastal environmental science may not choose oceanography and coastal sciences as a minor.
Coastal Meteorology Minor
The minor in Coastal Meteorology provides students with a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the atmospheric processes that drive changes to the coastal landscape.
To graduate with a minor in coastal meteorology, students must complete 9 hours of approved coursework as well as the required course, OCS 4013: Survey of Coastal Meteorology.
Students majoring in Coastal Environmental Sciences may not choose Coastal Meteorology as a minor. This minor is available to graduate students in graduate degree programs other than Oceanography & Coastal Sciences.