Requirements for the Environmental Studies Minor

The requirements for the Environmental Studies minor are:

  • BIOL 108 (Environmental Biology) and 203 (Ecology)
  • ECON 212 (Environmental Econ) or GVFA 234 (Environmental Politics Policy)
  • One course chosen from the following:
    • PHYS 107 (Energy Environment) or 108 (Meteorology Climatology)
    • CHEM 105 (Toxic Chemicals in Society)
    • CHEM 110 & 151 (Chemical Concepts & Techniques of Chemistry)
  • Two courses, from different departments, chosen from the following:
    • ENGL 199 (American Nature Writing)
    • INDS 440 (Leadership & Ethics)
    • GVFA 231 (Public Policy)
    • RELI 103 (Intro World Religions), 225 (Christian Ethics) or 329 (Christian Ethics & Technology)
    • Sociology 201 (Intro to Sociology)
  • INDS 372, Capstone project, sample topics include:
    •  Environmental and Health Impacts of Air Pollution in China
    •  An Analysis of Pork Production in Virginia: Production vs. Protection

Additionally, students are encouraged and expected to participate in:

  • Seminars, dinners, and networking opportunities
  • Environmental service projects on campus and nearby

There are also extracurricular programs and internships.
Students interested in the minor should consult the coordinator, Professor Goodman.