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Requirements for the Environmental Inquiry Minor

A total of 18 credits are required, of which at least six must be at the 400-level. 

Students already emphasizing an environmentally-focused program must use courses outside their major to fulfill requirements of the Environmental Inquiry Minor. Any exceptions must be approved in advance.

A 400-level capstone course should be selected to be all of your studies together. The capstone course must be approved by your major advisor and the Environmental Inquiry Minor faculty-in-charge in advance. 

 

How the Minor Works, in four easy steps:

Step 1: Take a 3-credit introductory course.
Select an introductory course.

Step 2: Take 9 credits from one or more of the following 7 focus areas:

Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Environment and Society

Environmental Explorations

Ideas About the Environment

Water Resources

Human Settlements

Energy Resources

Step 3. Take one additional 400-level course
To provide greater breadth to the curriculum, select one environmentally related 400-level course from outside your focus area and major. Field experiences are encouraged! 

Step 4. Take the final capstone course
Select a 400-level course from the list to tie all of your courses together. Your capstone course must be approved by your major advisor and the Environmental Inquiry advisor in advance.