Environmental Studies Minor

University at Buffalo

Date Posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


Designed for students with an interest in environmental issues the Environmental Studies minor provides an introduction to the field. The minor examines how human society intersects with the natural environment. Encompassing course work from biology, geography and courses on specialized topics such as energy and society, field ecology and law and the environment, the minor complements many majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and across the university.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this minor will: Understand critical concepts in environmental studies: matter/energy, sustainability, ecosystem, biodiversity, natural resources Understand the principles and processes of biological evolution; engage in and understand the processes and techniques of conducting environmental fieldwork * Understand the interaction of historical, social and political phenomena with environmental issues

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