Minor in Environmental Science

The Minor in Environmental Science is designed for students who wish to prepare for a possible career in the environmental sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • explain the range and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues
  • apply the scientific method to environmental issues
  • articulate knowledge of basic concepts in environmental science

Requirements

20 units

Required (12 units)

  • ENVS 109 Humans and Environmental Change
  • ENVS 110 Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab
  • ENVS 210 Ecology and Human Impacts w/Lab
    OR
    ENVS 212 Air and Water w/Lab

Electives (8 units)

4 units must be upper division, 300 or 400 level course

  • ARCD 200 Sustainable Design
  • ARCD 320 Introduction to Landscape Design
  • ENVA 130 Community Based Urban Agriculture
  • ENVA Garden As Art: History/Design/Implementation
  • ENVA 145 Community Garden Outreach
  • ENVA 232 Environmental Economics
  • ENVA 235 Literature and the Environment
  • ENVA 240 Ethics: Environmental Issues
  • ENVA 319 Health and Environment
  • ENVA 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • ENVA 341 Feast and Famine: A History of Food
  • ENVA 342 Environmental History of Africa
  • ENVA 360 International Environmental Politics
  • ENVA 361 Religion and the Environment
  • ENVA 363 Environmental Law
  • ENVA 366 Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • ENVA 390 Special Topics
  • ENVA 396 Environmental Internships
  • ENVA 404 Environmental Ethics
  • ENVA 450 Capstone Practicum for Environmental Studies
  • ENVA 498 Research for Advanced Undergraduates
  • ENVS 210 Ecology and Human Impacts w/Lab
  • ENVS 212 Air and Water w/Lab
  • ENVS 250 Environmental Data Analysis
  • ENVS 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS 312 Wetland Ecology
  • ENVS 320 Restoration Ecology w/Lab
  • ENVS 331 Environmental Health A Toxicological Perspective
  • ENVS 350 Climate Change: Science and Policy
  • ENVS 370 Introduction to Landscape Ecology and GIS w/Lab
  • ENVS 390 Special Topics
  • ENVS 410 Methods of Environmental Monitoring
  • POLS 396 Public Administration Internship *
  • POLS 397 Fieldwork in Public Interest Organizations*
  • SOC 360 Cities in a Global Context
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology *
  • ENVA 308 Research Methods *

*Internship/placement or research project must have an environmental component.

Contact Info

Department of Environmental Science

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 426 (415) 422-6553 (415) 422-6387