The interdisciplinary environmental studies minor provides a broad interdisciplinary education for students who wish to develop effective, practical ways to address sustainability and environmental concerns. Students explore the multiple ways by which human society influences, and is influenced by, its natural environment. Finding effective and practical solutions to our environmental problems requires an understanding of their scientific, socio-economic, political, and ethical dimensions.
The environmental studies curriculum covers such topics as:
The environmental studies minor is valuable preparation for many kinds of career in industry, government, education, public service, and the non-profit sector, including those in:
“Through active participation with my community I have gained valuable experience, created new relationships, and made connections that will allow me to practice environmental and social justice in hopes of making a difference in the quality of life for my family and my community.”