Students pursuing the Environmental Science Minor will identify and study the interactions between organic and inorganic elements in a wide variety of ecosystems. This insight will provide students with a broad overview of the workings of the natural world and develop an increased awareness of major environmental issues effecting modern society.

The minor complements majors in natural science but is also suitable for non-science majors. This minor is not intended to be taken in conjunction with majors that focus on environmental science, including the Earth Science, BS (concentration in Environmental Geoscience) or the Environmental Science, BS.

Policies

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.

Banner Code: EVSC

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19-23

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.

EVPP or BIOL Sequence

Select one of the following sequences:8-12
The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I (Mason Core)
and The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II (Mason Core)
Introductory Biology I (Mason Core)
and Introductory Biology II (Mason Core)
and Introductory Geology I (Mason Core)
Total Credits8-12

Applied Ecology Course

EVPP 377Applied Ecology3
or BIOL 377 Applied Ecology
Total Credits3

Electives

Select a minimum of 8 credits of EVPP electives, of which 4 credits must be upper level courses8
Total Credits8