Minor in Environmental StudiesMinor in Environmental Studies

Minor in Environmental Studies

The minor in environmental studies at Cal U offers students an opportunity to select from a variety of courses to build a customized program of study.  This minor often complements degrees offered by the Earth Sciences and History and Political Science departments.  Other students who have pursued this option have a genuine interest in environmental studies but do not wish to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.

If you’re taking environmental studies as a minor, you are required to complete 21 credits: 12 required credits as well as a minimum of nine elective credits, selected in consultation with your adviser.

Get a description of each of Cal U’s environmental studies courses from our Course Catalog.    

Below is a recommended framework of courses for earning the minor in environmental studies.

Minor in Environmental Studies: 21 Credits

Below is a recommended framework of courses for earning the minor in environmental science.

Required Courses (16 credits): BIO 120, BIO 125, BIO 215, BIO 248


Elective Courses (8 credits): A minimum of 8 credits of BIO or ENS electives selected in consultation with an adviser that are 300/400-level.

Student must select one animal- or one plant related- BIO or ENS course.