Southeast Missouri State University
Environmental Science Program

Environmental Science Minor
(for non-science majors)


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

This minor consists of 21-25 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)
CH 181 Basics Principles of Chemistry (5) (physical systems)
GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
UI 429 Environmental Ethics (3) (UI 4xx)

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

AO 120 Plant Science (4)
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) (UI 3xx)
Ul 347 Living in a Global Society (3) (UI 3xx)
Ul 360 Recycling and Waste Management (3) (UI 3xx)
UI 387 Environmental Law & Public Policy (3) (UI 3xx)

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Last revision: February 24, 2006

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