Environmental Science Minor

Take core courses in our department to gain the fundamentals in environmental science, environmental communication and the human impact on our world.

 

You can read course descriptions of classes taught by our faculty on our Course List. 

Environmental Science Minor Curriculum 

A minimum of 18 units is required for this minor, with a total of 9 units from the upper division (300/400 level) courses. 

You can also download the curriculum guide for the minors in our department updated in October 2020.

Core Courses (Take 2 courses/6 units) Courses (Units)
Fundamentals of Environmental Science & Sustainability ENVS 210 (3)
Critical Zone Science ENVS 270 (3)
Environmental Communication Courses (Take 1 Course/3 Units) Courses (Units)
Data Analysis for Life and Environmental Sciences ENVS 275 (3)
Teaching Workshop ENVS 397A/BE 397A (1-3)
 Scientific Writing for Environmental, Agricultural and Life Sciences ENVS 408 (3)
 Translating Environmental Science ENVS 415 (3)
Human Impact Courses (Take 1 course/3 Units) Course Number (Units)
Ecosystem Health and Justice ENVS 310 (3)
Applied Research in Health and Social Injustice CHS 250 (3)
Topics in Environmental Justice EHS 426 (3)
Environmental Biology ECOL 206 (3)
Geography, Social Justice and the Environment GEOG 474 (3)
Applied Environmental Law LAW 445 (3)
Environmental Policy PA 481 (3)
Environmental Governance PA 482 (3)
Environmental Ethics PHIL 323 (3)
Upper Division Courses (take 2 courses/6 Units) Courses (Units)
Environmental Chemistry ENVS 340 (3)
Independent Study ENVS 399/499 (1-3)
Microbial Geochemistry and Global Change ENVS 410 (3)
Environmental Physics ENVS 420 (3)
Environmental Microbiology ENVS 425 (3)
Limnology ENVS 442 (4)
Green Infrastructure ENVS 450 (3)
Water Harvesting EVNS 454 (3)
Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry ENVS 462 (3)
Environmental Organic Chemistry ENVS 464 (3)
Aquatic Plants and the Environment ENVS 474 (4)
Principles of Ecotoxicology ENVS 477 (3)
Environmental Assessment for Contaminated Sites ENVS 480 (3)
Environmental Conservation in Australia  ENVS 495A (6)
Weather, Climate and Society ATMO 336 (3)
Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth ATMO 490 (3)
Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment EHS 418 (3)
Introduction to Dendrochronology  GEOG 439A (3)
Ocean Sciences GEOS 412A (3)
Global Change GEOS 478 (3)
Geographic Information Systems for Natural and Social Sciences GIST 417 (3)
Western America: Law and Order, 1785-1915 HIST 335 (3)
  OR Global Environmental History   OR HIST 356 (3)
  OR Natural History of Disasters   OR HIST 358 (3)
Applications of Geographic Systems RNR 403 (3)

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