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Environmental Studies Minor

Check Sheet

Six ES courses are required for the minor.

Four ES Core Courses

  • ES 196 Environmental Science and Society
  • ES 211 Principles of Ecology or ES 223 Earth System Science
  • ES 225 Environmental Humanities
  • ES 230 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

Two ES Elective Courses

  • Generally, the ES electives must be taken at the 200 or 300 level.
  • However, student may petition the ES department to count a 100-level ES or FYS course as an elective if it is the first ES course taken.
  • With permission of the ES department, one elective may be taken off-campus or in another department.


  • ES 121 Environmental Issues cannot count toward the ES major or minor.