Environmental Sciences (Minor)
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The Environmental Sciences minor allows students to connect the topics from their major to the compelling, contemporary issues that connect humans to the environment. The minor includes courses in all academic units to provide links between disciplines and to provide a foundation for analysis of environmental issues.
Any student with an interest in Environmental Science minor should see the contact person listed below to discuss their interest in the minor, course requirements and complete the Declaration of Minor form to be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records.. Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 to be admitted to the minor.
The Environmental Science Committee will review the student’s record and certify that the student has completed the requirements for the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
Erin A. Champion
3136B Jordan Hall
Effective Date: 7/2010
SIS Code: 15EVM
To complete the ES minor, students must complete 15 credit hours by taking three of the ES Core courses earning 9 Cr with a C- or better grade in each course. Students must then complete two additional elective courses with a C- or better from the approved list. A student may not major and minor in Environmental Science.
|Introduction to Environmental Sciences|
|Earth from Space|
|Climate Change and Sustainability|
|Energy and Environment|
|Select two courses from one or any of the following groups: 2|
|Group I – Biological Science|
|Marine Biology 1|
|Conservation of Natural Resources|
|Introduction to Forest Science|
|Group II – Physical Science|
|Geology I: Physical|
and Geology I Laboratory
|Introduction to Weather and Climate|
and Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory
|Soil Science 1|
|Introduction to Oceanography|
|Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering|
|Group III – Social Science|
|Humans and the Environment|
|U.S. Environmental Law and Politics|
|Global Environmental Politics|
|Introduction to Environment and Behavior for Designers|
|Group IV – Advanced Courses|
|Environmental Geology 1|
|Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy|
|Role of Soils in Environmental Management|
|American Environmental History 1|
|Conservation of Biological Diversity 1|
|Environmental Sociology 1|
This course has a prerequisite.
Course substitutions may be made with minor advisor approval.