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Environmental Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor program in environmental sciences. This program is designed for students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or physics. The environmental sciences minor teaches students scientific skills for practical use in this field of investigation.


Course Requirements

Required Courses*

  • BIOL 3200 Sustainability in the Marine Environment (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 2215 Analytical Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 2216 Analytical Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 3511 Environmental Physics (3 credits)

Special topics courses as appropriate may be substituted by permission. Choose other ENVL courses to make a total of 20 credits

*= The required courses have the following pre-requisites:

  1. Prerequisite courses with labs for Ecology and Environmental Toxicology:
    • BIOL 1211/1212 General Biology/Organism; BIOL 1222/1223 General Biology/ Cell; BIOL 2221/2222 Genetics;
  2. Prerequisite courses with labs for Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, and Environmental Physics:
    • CHEM 1123/1125-1124/1125 General Chemistry I-II and CHEM 2313-2314 Organic Chemistry I-II;
  3. Prerequisite courses with labs for Environmental Physics:
    • PHYS 1701-1702 General Physics I-II, MATH 1401 Calculus I

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