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Environmental Science Minor

Students with a minor in environmental science are well prepared to pursue opportunities in the workforce or in graduate or professional schools. You must complete 18 credits above the introductory level for a minor in environmental science. Of the 18 credits, a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

Prerequisite Courses

  • BS 103/BS 104 General Biology I, II (Credits: 8)
    or BS 130/BS 131 Introductory Biology I, II (Credits: 8)

Required Courses

  • BS276 Introduction to Environmental Science (Credits: 3)

Elective Courses

15 required hours that may be taken from the courses listed below:

  • BS 277 Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (Credits: 1)
  • BS 280 Comparative Animal Physiology (Credits: 3)
  • BS 372 Aquatic Biology (Credits: 4)
  • BS 375 Environmental Microbiology (Credits: 3)
  • BS 377 Ecology (Credits: 4)
  • BS 440 Environmental Toxicology (Credits: 3)
  • BS 471 Environmental Law (Credits: 3)
  • BS 472 Principles of Environmental Risk Assessment (Credits: 3)
  • CH 361 Analytical Chemistry (Credits: 3)
  • CH 363 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Credits: 1)
  • CH 366 Principles of Analytical Chemistry (Credits: 3)
  • GL 275 Environmental Geology (Credits: 3)
  • HE 730 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (cross-listed as HP 730) (Credits: 3)
  • HE 740 Environment and Human Health (Credits: 3)
  • HS 430 Survey of Public Health (Credits: 3)
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