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The environmental science minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students, particularly those in the natural sciences, a broad understanding of the relationship of humans to the environment and the processes that occur in the natural environment. Environmental science has become an essential component of a wide variety of fields and in a variety of careers, and its importance will only increase in the future. This minor will help prepare students to respond to the demands of environmental understanding increasingly expected of 21st- century people.

Core Courses
GEOGRPHY 3330Environmental Conservation3
BIOLOGY 3450Ecology and Evolution 13
CRIMLJUS 4030Criminal Law3
Physical Processes Course
GEOGRPHY 1140Global Landforms4
or GEOLOGY 1140 Physical Geology
Chemistry Course
Select 5 credits of the following:5
Survey of General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Chemistry for Engineers
Electives
Select a minimum of 6 credits of the following:6
Weather and Climate
Global Vegetation
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Biogeography
Field Geography of the Western United States
Science, Technology, and Ethics
Hydrogeology
Soils
Environmental Chemistry
Fungi, Algae and Bryophytes
Invertebrate Zoology
Ornithology
Freshwater Biology
Mammalogy
Ecological Methods and Research 2
Plant Communities of Wisconsin
Selected Regional Habitats
Environmental Engineering
Hydrology
Groundwater Hydrology
Total Credits24
1

Requires BIOLOGY 1650 and BIOLOGY 1750 as prerequisites.

2

Requires BIOLOGY 2420 as prerequisite.