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Minor in Environmental Studies

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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.

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