The environmental studies minor provides an academic framework within which students consider the multiple facets of environmental issues. 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:
Environmental studies applies to any career, including:
“The environmental studies program provided me with the tools and knowledge to articulate my ideas and passion through a process of interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, and active participation. 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.”