Environmental Science Minor (for non-science majors)

Requirements

This minor is intended for all academic majors other than agriculture, biology, chemistry, geosciences, industrial technology, or physics. 

This minor consists of 20-22  semester hours of course work to provide an introduction to contemporary environmental issues of concern and importance and enhance the natural science experience of students in a manner which facilitates their understanding of environmental issues. 

Students must select courses so that a minimum of 6 credit hours are at the 300 level or higher.

Foundation Courses (all four required) (12 hours)

BS 105 Environmental Biology (3) (living systems)
CH 180 Chemistry in our World (3) (physical systems)

Or

CH 181 Basics Principles of Chemistry (5) (physical systems)
GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
UI 429 Environmental Ethics (3)

Natural Science Electives (minimum of 6 hours) two courses must be selected:

AO 120 Plant Science (3)
AO 215 Soils (3)
BS 108 Biology for Living (3) (living systems)
CH 234 Organic and Biological Chemistry (3)
GO 305 Environmental Geoscience (3)
GO/EV 365 Environmental Soil Science (4)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 hours) select one course

AG 201 World Food and Society (3) (economic systems)
Ul 319 Science, Technology and Society (3)
Ul 360 Recycling and Waste Management (3)
UI 387 Environmental Law & Public Policy (3)

Sustainability Minor

Required Courses (3-9 hours)

AG 201 World Food & Society (3)

Or

EC 101 Economic Problems  & Policies (3)

Or

EC 215 Principles  of Microeconomics (3)

Or

MN 220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
BS 105 Environmental Biology (3)
UI 429 Environmental Ethics (3)

(choose 6 hours from)

AG 433 Agriculture & Food Policy (3)
AO 327 Sustainable Agriculture (3)
BI 435 Conservation Biology (3)
BI 440 Ecology & Management of Wetlands (3)
DS 104 Intro to Interior Design (3)
EC/EV 344 Environmental Economics (3)
ET 426 Sustainable Energy Technologies (3)
FM 564 Sustainable  Facility Planning/Design (3)
HO 355 Interior Plantscaping (3)
IM 455 Sustainable & Green Manufacturing (3)

(choose 6 hour from)

IU 318 Sustainable Energy, Agriculture & Industry (3)
UI 344 Plants & Humanity (3)
UI 347 Living in a Global Society (3)
UI 360 Recycling & Waste Management (3)
UI 386 Environmental Health (3)
UI 387 Environmental Law & Public Policy (3)
UI 436 Agriculture Ethics (3)

For more information about the program or this page, contact jkraemer@semo.edu

Contact

(573) 651-5990
jkraemer@semo.edu

Office/Department
One University Plaza, MS6250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701