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Environmental Studies

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

24 credits

A minor in Environmental Studies provides a complement to a wide range of majors such as Biology, Economics, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Sociology.


Select one of these two courses:

  • IIENST 150 Global Environmental Change
  • IIENST 151 The Environment of Central New England

Select one of these two courses:

  • ENST 251 Matter and Energy in the Environment
  • ENST 252 Ecology of a Changing Planet

Complete the following two courses:

ENST 250 Principles of Sustainability
ENST 253 Environmental Governance

Select two additional courses at the 300 level or above in ENST. The following courses may be substituted to meet this requirement (note that these courses have prerequisites that are not part of the ENST minor, but may be part of the ISP):

  • ECON 340 Environmental Economics
  • GEOG 330 Natural Resource Management
  • GEOG 332 Global Water Resources
  • GEOG 324 Fundamentals of GIS
  • GEOG 327 Environmental Remote Sensing
  • POSC 315 Environmental Policy
  • SOC 380 Environmental Sociology
  • Still other courses, for example, special topics courses, may also be substituted to meet this requirement with the approval of the Environmental Studies department chair.