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Minor in Environmental Science

To earn a minor in environmental science in conjunction with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in another discipline, students must complete a minimum of 19 credits, with a “C” or higher. No course taken on a P/F basis shall count toward the minor. Required courses include:

Core:

  • GES120
  • GES220

and

Four Electives:

(3) 300-level courses and (1) 400-level course from approved list of courses with an environmental focus (below), or approval of advisor.

  • GES 302 Selected Topics (with advisor approval)
  • GES 307 Conservation Biology
  • GES 308 Ecology
  • GES 310 Geomorphology
  • GES 311 Weather & Climate
  • GES 313 Biogeography
  • GES 314 Soils
  • GES 318 Natural Environment of the Chesapeake Bay
  • GES 319 Watershed Science and Management
  • GES 326 Conservation Thought
  • GES 328 Environmental Policy
  • GES 329 Geography of Disease and Health
  • GES 337 Natural Resource Management
  • GES 400 Selected Topics (with advisor approval)
  • GES 404 Forest Ecology
  • GES 405 Landscape Ecology
  • GES 406 Aquatic Ecology
  • GES 408 Field Ecology
  • GES 411 Fluvial Morphology
  • GES 412 Biogeochemistry
  • GES 413 Seminar in Biogeography
  • GES 416 Hydrology
  • GES 419 Watershed Analysis
  • GES 424 Environmental Justice
  • GES 428 Science Practice and Environmental Policy
  • GES 429 Seminar in Geography of Disease and Health
  • GES 432 Seminar in Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • GES 434 Wildlife Law and the Endangered Species Act
  • GES 451 Urban Sustainability
  • GES 462 Spatial Analysis of Coupled Human-Environment Systems
  • GES 485 Field Research

Students interested in an environmental science minor should consult a department faculty member for assistance in choosing appropriate courses.