Students pursuing the Environmental Policy Minor will study aspects of human interactions with the natural world. This minor will provide students with a broad overview of ecology, the environmental consequences of human action, and conceptual and practical sustainability efforts. This includes relationships between social and biological sciences and environmental law. The minor complements majors in natural science but is also suitable for non-science majors.
This is a Green Leaf program.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.
Total credits: 21
Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.
Students must successfully complete 21 credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA.
|EVPP 336||Human Dimensions of the Environment||3|
|EVPP 361||Introduction to Environmental Policy||3|
|EVPP 377||Applied Ecology||3|
|or BIOL 377||Applied Ecology|
|PHIL 343||Topics in Environmental Philosophy (Mason Core) 1||3|
Environmental ethics topic only.
|Select 9 credits from the following: 1||9|
|Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries|
|Economics of Environmental Policy|
|Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation|
|Field Environmental Science 2|
|Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy 2|
|Selected Topics in Environmental Science 2|
|Environment and Culture|
|Issues in Anthropology|
|Earth Science and Policy (Mason Core)|
|People with Nature|
|Human Behavior in Natural Environments|
|Environmental Education and Resource Interpretation|
|Social Structure and Globalization (Mason Core)|
|The Urban World (Mason Core)|
|Cultural and Environmental Interpretation|
|Sustainable Tourism Management|
Other appropriate courses may be approved by the coordinator of the minor
Relevant topics only.