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Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Environmental Science Minor
Students analyzing water pollution
Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Environmental Science Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

16 credits

required for minor

16 credits

16 credits

required for minor

The environmental science minor provides you with training in environmental sciences that can be tailored to your needs and professional goals. You can study a variety of courses that give you a wide understanding of the natural and social systems and how they interact. This minor pairs well with the these disciplines: education, psychology, biology, biochemistry, and similar disciplines. This minor is flexible and will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience in environmental studies.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Principles of Biology III
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture
  • Animal Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Field Biology
  • Conservation Biology
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One of the courses I teach is called Field Biology, a summer course that includes a week long wilderness expedition. It is amazing to see the transformation in students when the distractions of everyday life are gone and all that is left is water, trees, and God.
Joel Light
Assistant Chair, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Associate Professor of Biology

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