Environmental Studies

The Future of the Planet is in Your Hands


At the crossroads between science and liberal arts, minoring in Environmental Studies will help you understand the world we live in from a wide perspective.

Will you help make the world a better place?

Course in this minor give you an understanding of the science behind the challenges we face, teach you how to solve these problems from a practical, business-oriented point of view, and offer a moral and philosophical view to better understand the impact of the decisions we make.

Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue

Courses & Program Info


The Environmental Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary minor designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the relationship between the environment and society from different perspectives. Its primary objective is to give students an appreciation and understanding of current environmental issues, policies and challenges. At 15 credits, it fits into the free electives for most majors, from the business to the liberal arts to the sciences.

Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue


John Dilyard

John Dilyard

Associate Professor
Management & Information Technology, Honors, Environmental Studies
Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan

Department Chairperson, Professor
Biology & Health Promotion, Honors, Environmental Studies

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