Environmental Science Minor

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.

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
GEOGRPHY 3330Environmental Conservation3
BIOLOGY 3450Ecology and Evolution 13
ECORES 3880Environmental Law3
Physical Processes Course
GEOGRPHY 3140Global Landforms4
Chemistry Course
Select 5 credits of the following:5
Survey of General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Chemistry for Engineers
Select a minimum of 6 credits of the following:6
The Land Ethic
Geographic Information Systems
Weather and Climate
Field Geography of the Western United States
Science, Technology, and Ethics
Environmental Chemistry
Fungi, Algae and Bryophytes
Invertebrate Zoology
Freshwater Biology
Ecological Methods and Research 2
Plant Communities of Wisconsin
Selected Regional Habitats
Environmental Engineering
Groundwater Hydrology
Total Credits24

Requires BIOLOGY 1650 and BIOLOGY 1750 as prerequisites.


Requires BIOLOGY 2420 as prerequisite.