Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Studies, Minor

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The Environmental Studies minor is multidisciplinary, spanning most areas of the arts and sciences. Students will apply the perspective of their major to the study of the environment, preparing them to relate their careers to environmental issues or nature. Students seeking an environmental studies major should speak with their advisor or the coordinator of the minor about developing an individualized program (or they should consider majors in Environmental Science or Environmental Policy & Planning).

Required courses (five courses worth 16-19 credits) and experience.

1.  At least two courses in Natural Sciences from the list below.

2.  At least two courses in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Business, and Community Health from the list below.

3.  One additional elective course from the lists below.

4.  Participation in service, internship, research, creative work, or research related to the environment, during the academic year or summer. This experience can be satisfied and documented in a variety of ways and should be arranged with your advisor and the coordinator.


  1. At least two courses must be at the 200 level or higher.
  2. No more than 8 credits in a student’s major may be counted toward these course requirements.

Total Credits for the Minor: 16-19

A minimum of one-third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

Environmental Studies Courses

Natural Sciences:

Two of the following:

Other Courses:

  • Honors and Topics 177, 277, and 377 courses with an environmental focus Credits: 3

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