Minors and Emphasis Areas
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources (CASNR)
Minors in Environmental Studies
Minimum of 18 hours with 6 hours at 300 level or above are required.
A minor in environmental education is designed to provide additional qualifications for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of environmental and natural resources education. Career options for students pursuing an environmental education minor include working in formal and non-formal educational settings; employment in the public or private sector; and serving as educational specialists, extension educators, and program leaders. Courses selected for the minor’s curriculum were chosen for their holistic perspective and interdisciplinary approach to environmental and natural resources studies. A number of the courses focus regionally on the environment of the Great Plains.
The 18-hour minor includes lower and upper division courses.
The sustainability studies minor will prepare students to contribute solutions for current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges. Stewardship and the efficient, sustainable use of environmental, financial, and human resources will be the foundational concepts for this minor. More specifically, the educational component of this minor will provide students with explicit opportunities to engage in the community and develop skill sets to employ a systems approach to managing the growth of our habitats, and at the same time achieve a balance of economic development with the conservation of the earth’s natural system. This minor is available to all University of Nebraska–Lincoln students upon approval of individual colleges.