Environmental Studies Minor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted: Nov. 20, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


The minor in environmental studies provides an overview of the field that offers an intrinsically interesting way for many students to organize elective course work while gaining knowledge important to life in the contemporary world. This program is structured to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to biophysical and social factors that affect the quality of life through the study of the scientific knowledge, policy considerations and ethical issues that constitute environmental issues. When combined with the appropriate major, an environmental studies minor can be useful to students planning careers in any area concerned with environmental processes and problems. The minor also may prepare students for study at the graduate level in concentrations such as ecology and environmental systems.

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