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Environmental Studies Minor

Requirements for the environmental studies minor for the current academic year and be found below, for previous catalog years, please click here.

Degree Check Sheet: Environmental Studies Minor 2020-2021

Students must complete each course with a grade of "C" or better.  The courses cannot be taken pass/fail. Please see EAS Program Coordinator to be directed to the appropriate advisor in order to avoid prerequisite conflicts.

 Required Courses

Subtotal: 6 credits

Science and Math Electives

Select at least 3 semester hours from the following courses:

  • BIO 1080 - General Biology I Credits: 3
  • BIO 1090 - General Biology Laboratory I Credits: 1
  • CHE 1800 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4
  • GEL 1010 - Physical Geology Credits: 4
  • GEG 1100 - Introduction to Physical Geography Credits: 3
  • GEL 1510 - Geology of Red Rocks Park and Vicinity Credits: 1
  • MTR 1400 - Weather and Climate Credits: 3
    AND
  • MTR 2020 - Weather and Climate Lab for Scientists Credits: 1 
  • MTH 1120 - College Trigonometry Credits: 3
  • MTH 1400 - Precalculus Mathematics Credits: 4
  • MTH 1410 - Calculus I Credits: 4
  • MTH 2410 - Calculus II Credits: 4
  • MTH 2420 - Calculus III Credits: 4
  • PHY 2010 - College Physics I Credits: 4
  • PHY 2020 - College Physics II Credits: 4
  • PHY 2030 - College Physics I Laboratory Credits: 1
  • PHY 2040 - College Physics II Laboratory Credits: 1
  • PHY 2311 - General Physics I Credits: 4
  • PHY 2321 - General Physics I Laboratory Credits: 1
  • PHY 2331 - General Physics II Credits: 4
  • PHY 2341 - General Physics II Laboratory Credits: 1

Subtotal: 3 credits

Social Science Electives

Select at least 6 semester hours from the following courses:

  • ECO 3450 - Environmental Economics Credits: 3
  • PSC 3230 - Environmental Politics Credits: 3
  • SOC 3770 - Society and the Environment Credits: 3
  • HIS 3625 - American Environmental History Credits: 3
  • GEG 3610 - Principles of Land Use Planning Credits: 3
  • CET 3320 - Environmental Impact Statements Credits: 3
  • JMP 3670 - Writing for the Environmental Industry Credits: 3
  • ENV 3620 - Population, Resources, and Land Use Credits: 3
  • GEG 3300 - Land Use, Culture, and Conflict Credits: 3
  • GEG 3700 - Urban Sustainability Credits: 3
  • GEG 3720 - Global Sustainable Development Credits: 3
  • GEG 3000-4999 Geography Electives

Subtotal: 6 credits

Environmental Science Electives

Select at least 6 semester hours from the following courses:

  • ENV 3400 - Water Resources Credits: 3
  • ENV 3700 - Mountain Environments Credits: 3
  • ENV 3710 - Environmental Remediation Credits: 3
  • ENV 3720 - Waste Management Credits: 3
  • ENV 3730 - Environmental Risk Assessment Credits: 3
  • ENV 3740 - Environmental Health Credits: 3
  • ENV 4010 - Environmental Hazards and GIS Credits: 3
  • ENV 4200 - Environmental Policy and Planning Credits: 3
  • ENV 4420 - Wetlands Credits: 3
  • ENV 4500 - Environmental Biogeochemistry Credits: 3
  • GIS 2250 - Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3
  • MTR 3100 - Air Pollution Credits: 3
  • ENV 2000 - Applied Pollution Science Credits: 3
  • ENV 2100 - Basic Water Sampling and Analysis Credits: 3
  • ENV 3100 - Air Pollution Credits: 3
  • ENV 3250 - Colorado Water Law and Water Rights Administration Credits: 3
  • ENV 4400 - Landscape Ecology Credits: 3
  • ENV 4410 - Water Law Credits: 3
  • ENV 4910 - Global Environmental Field Problems: Variable Topics Credits: 3
  • ENV 4920 - Topics in Environmental Science: Variable Topics Credits: 3
  • ENV 4960 - Global Environmental Challenges Credits: 3
  • ENV 4970 - Environmental Field Studies Credits: 3
  • ENV 2000-4999 Environmental Science Electives

Subtotal: 6 credits

Total for Environmental Studies Minor: 22 credits

Note: Courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements for a major, another minor, or General Studies.

Updated 6/23/2020.  For most updated version, please search the Undergraduate Catalog.


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