The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in environmental
studies. This minor is nontechnical in nature and is specifically designed for students
seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its focus is on the interaction of humans and
the natural environment and the consequences of that interaction.
The environmental studies minor does not seek to train professional environmentalists, but in combination with existing
major programs it will give the student a broad foundation for more advanced environmental
studies programs, professional work in law, regional planning or resource management,
various environmental positions in government, business, or teaching. The plan will
also provide students with a better understanding of basic ecology and the nature
of environmental problems so that they can make more knowledgeable value judgments
on environmental issues, a vital concern in the contemporary world.