Environmental Science & Policy Courses

Environmental Science and Policy Minor Courses

For Science majors (these courses are also accepted for Social Science and Humanities majors):

  • BIOL 203: Concepts in Biology: Energy Resources
  • BIOL 240: Island Biogeography
  • BIOL 241: Natural History of Costa Rica
  • BIOL 243/244: Madagascar: Culture, Conservation, and Natural History
  • BIOL 303: Ecology
  • BIOL 308: Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 318: Evolution
  • BIOL 403: Biodiversity and Conservation
  • BIOL 415: Microbial Ecology
  • CHEM 203: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 303: Physical Chemistry
  • ENCH 315: Environmental Chemistry
  • GEOL 200: Oceanography
  • GEOL 202: Meteorology
  • GEOL 275: Geology and Natural History of Hawaii
  • GEOL 302: Surficial Geology
  • GEOL 305: Groundwater Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 416: Geochemistry
  • PHYS 314: Thermodynamics

For Social Science and Humanities majors: (these courses may or may not be accepted for science majors)

  • BIOL 101: Biology in Practice: Environment theme topic
  • BIOL 235: Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOL 240: Island Biogeography
  • BIOL 241: Natural History of Costa Rica
  • BIOL 243/244: Madagascar: Culture, Conservation, and Natural History
  • CHEM 102: Chemistry in Today’s Society (lab)
  • GEOL 110: Environmental Geology
  • GEOL 200: Oceanography
  • GEOL 202: Meteorology
  • GEOL 275: Geology and Natural History of Hawaii

Social Science Courses:

  • ANTH 341: Cultural Ecology
  • ANTH 350: Environmental Anthropology
  • ECON 101: Economics of Sustainability
  • ECON 102: Resources and Growth
  • ECON 318: Environmental Economics
  • HIST 240: American Environmental Relations
  • HIST 241: Environmental Injustice
  • HIST 271: Changes in the Land
  • INTR 150: Idea and Practice of Sustainability
  • INTR 310: America’s Energy Addiction
  • PHIL 271: Values and Society
  • PHIL 336: Ethics
  • POSC 290: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POSC 325: Global Environmental Governance
  • RELS 346: Religion and Nature

Each semester, many disciplinary Topics courses (150, 250, 350) are offered. Topics courses may substitute for the above requirements if they have an environment-related theme.

Credit for independent studies, internships, etc. may be arranged with approval from the coordinator of the minor.

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