All schools & programs > College of Liberal Arts and Sciences > Environmental Studies Program >

Minor in Environmental Studies

Visit their website » Print...

Requirements for the Minor

Environmental Studies Minor Core

Principals of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:

  • Global Environment I. Satisfied by EVRN 140 Global Environmental I:  The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) and EVRN 141 Global Environmental I: Interdisciplinary Laboratory (2)
  • Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by EVRN148/GEOG 148 (3) or EVRN 149/GEOG 149, Honors (3).

Environmental History and Culture. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:

  • Global Environment II. Satisfied by EVRN 142 Global Environmental II: The Ecology of Human Civilization (3) and EVRN 143 Global Environmental II: Interdisciplinary Laboratory (2)
  • Environment and History. Satisfied by  EVRN 103/HIST 103 (3).
  • Environment, Culture, and Society. Satisfied by EVRN 150/GEOG 150 (3).
  • Environmental History of North America. Satisfied by EVRN 347/HIST 347 (3).

Environmental Policy Analysis. Satisfied by  EVRN 320 (3).

Environmental Law. Satisfied by EVRN 332 (3).

Research Methods. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:

  • Geospatial Analysis. Satisfied by EVRN 410 (3).
  • Field Ecology. Satisfied by EVRN 460 (3).
  • Environmental Economics. Satisfied by ECON 550/EVRN 550 (3).
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by GEOG 358 (4).
  • Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques. Satisfied by EVRN 433/GEOG 433 (3).
  • Environmental Planning Techniques. Satisfied by  UBPL 538 (3).
  • Environmental Geology. Satisfied by GEOL 351 (3).

Environmental Studies elective at the Junior/Senior Level. Satisfied by 1 additional EVRN course at the Junior/Senior Level (300+).

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of major courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.