Minor in Environmental Science and Studies

Students may minor in Environmental Science and Studies by taking five required courses and fulfilling an additional 6- to 8-unit requirement for the minor (21 to 23 units total).

All students minoring in Environmental Science and Studies take the following five required courses for a total of 15 units. Some of these courses have prerequisites.

ECON 375ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS3
or ECON 376 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
GEOG 410ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY3
HLTH 451INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3
PHIL 255ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS3
POSC 421POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY3
Total Units15

Science majors who minor in Environmental Science and Studies take two additional 3-unit elective courses listed in the Environmental Studies description under the College of Liberal Arts. Total unit requirement for the minor for science majors is 21 units.

Non-science majors who minor in Environmental Science and Studies take 8 units in the environmental sciences. A one-year sequence in a science with lab (8 units) selected from the environmental sciences (BIOL 201-BIOL 202, CHEM 131/CHEM 131L-CHEM 132/CHEM 132L, GEOL 121 and GEOL 305) satisfies this requirement. Total unit requirement for the minor for non-science majors is 23 units.