Dr. Rob Alexander, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-3771
The environmental studies minor provides a cross disciplinary education engaging socio-cultural, scientific and technical issues raised by the oft-conflicting needs and desires of globally interacting societies. Designed to complement any major, the goals of the environmental studies minor include:
- To help undergraduates develop an awareness of the cultural, political and scientific aspects of the world’s environmental problems.
- To better prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional school level and careers in the expanding field of environmental professions.
Overview of Requirements
The minimum requirement for a minor in environmental studies is a minimum of 21 credit hours taken from the three categories: Introduction to Environment and Environmental Science Literacy, The Socio-Cultural Context of Environmental Studies and the Senior Seminar capstone course.
No more than two courses from a single subject (e.g., GEOG, GEOL, ANTH, ENG) may count toward completion of the minor. Students wishing to complete more than one of the environment minors (environmental management , environmental science and environmental studies) may receive dual credit for the capstone course (ENVT 400 ), but may not receive dual credit for any other courses that might be shared by the minors.