The Environmental Studies program provides a holistic approach and a framework of sustainability that recognizes the necessity of meeting current resource needs without compromising the environment and the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The major provides students with versatile skills to work across disciplines and to be competitive, marketable professionals. Students acquire a broad-based education in the physical, biological, and social sciences. And they develop competency in a specific discipline.
Earth Systems: Climate, Earth and Energy Resources, Soil Resources, Water Resources
Geospatial Science: GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing Statistics
Human Dimensions: Sociology, Anthropology, Ethics and Law, Resource Management and Leadership, Economics and Policy
The Environmental Studies program offers various minor options through the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) & the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The purpose of these minors is to allow you to create an emphasis that serves the needs of your future education and career prospects. Click here to explore the full extent of our minor options and their respective completion requirements.
Students interested in obtaining a minor in environmental studies need to visit with the Environmental Studies academic advisor to establish a course of study plan that consists of work relevant to their interests and goals. The minor requires 18 credit hours, 6 of those hours at the 300 level or above.
7 credit hours
- ENVR 101 Environmental Studies Orientation
- ENVR 201 Science, Systems, Environment, and Sustainability
- ENVR 249 Individual and Cultural Perspectives on the Environment
A minimum of 11 additional hours will be selected for the course of study. A senior thesis is encouraged.
All students are strongly encouraged to visit with the Environmental Studies academic advisor prior to registering for classes each semester. After 52 hours of course work, majors must complete an individual course of study plan to establish their emphasis area in collaboration with the Environmental Studies academic advisor and/or director.
Contact Academic Advisor Christine Haney at firstname.lastname@example.org, at 402-472-8823, or visit her at 149 Hardin Hall.