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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

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.

The minimum requirement for a minor in environmental studies is 24 credit hours taken from the four categories outlined.

No more than three courses from a single subject (e.g., GEOG, GEOL, ANTH, ENG, etc.) 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. Note that additional courses may be substituted for area requirements at the coordinator’s discretion to allow for special topics and new course inclusion.


Introduction to Environmental Literacy

Minimum of 3 credit hours; can be double-counted with General Education credits.

Socio-Cultural Approaches to Environmental Studies

Minimum of 15 credit hours; only two courses with the same course subject may be taken.

Total: 24 Credit Hours