Students in the environmental studies minor will:
- Understand our impact upon the environment in a scientific, historical, economic, and/or ethical context.
- Learn how and where to find information about environmental issues.
- Acquire detailed knowledge about environmental issues and understand the complex interrelationships which characterize them.
- Learn how to apply scientific, economic, and/or humanistic perspectives in analyzing environmental issues.
- Be prepared for entry-level positions and to begin more advanced study in a wide range of environmentally-oriented fields and professions.
Additionally, minors in environmental study will have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to:
- Display a passion for the natural environment.
- Develop tools to advocate for environmental protection and environmental justice.
- Demonstrate the ability to draw on their strengths to respond to environmental challenges at local, regional, and global levels.
- Demonstrate the ability to use speech and writing effectively and persuasively to address environmental issues and propose effective solutions to environmental problems.
- Be models for environmental justice education, through teaching, scholarship, and community outreach, with special emphasis on working in solidarity with the poor to prevent environmental degradation.