The environmental studies minor is designed to serve undergraduate education and environmental literacy, with an emphasis on research and community service. The Environmental Studies program’s priority is primarily geared towards providing a large number of students with the opportunity to assess the nature, scope, and complexities of present and impending environmental problems. Other objectives include the provision of public education programs on environmental issues and the stimulation of interdisciplinary research on environmental problems. The development of expertise as an environmental specialist requires specialized work and can be pursued through exploring the environmental sciences major.
The minor requires that students finish with a minimum 2.0 GPA for the 25-30 program credits; students must also earn at least a C- in ENST courses.
Students participating in the ENST minor are welcome to propose an environment-related upper-division elective course in consultation with the ENST Director. This elective course must be taken in a department outside of the student’s major.
Students are encouraged to explore upper-level electives from the ENST specializations and can choose one of the following courses: