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Requirements for the Minor

  • Foundation course: Choose from BL 111 Environmental Biology or BL 201 Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity or CH 114 Global Environment
  • Electives: Five electives chosen from the provided list
    • No more than two of the five electives may come from any one department (e.g., biology, economics, history).
    • Only one course may count for both the Environmental Studies Minor and either a major or another minor.
    • Only two courses may count for both the core curriculum and the Environmental Studies Minor.
    • Permission may be granted for students to enroll in courses in which prerequisites have not been met, following consultation with the appropriate department chair and director of the environmental studies minor. Students should also consider completing some prerequisites as part of their natural science, humanities, and social science core requirements.
    • Students may include appropriate study abroad courses to fulfill part of their minor. These courses must be preapproved by the director of the Environmental Studies Minor.
  • Capstone: In addition to regular coursework, minors in Environmental Studies will develop a special research project or internship as a capstone experience, Environmental Studies Experience, which will count as an advanced course. (All internships and research projects connected to Environmental Studies must be approved by the director of the Environmental Studies minor.)

The minor is available to all students in any major or area of study and prepares students for a variety of careers.

Examples of Approved Electives - please see the catalog for a complete and up to date list

  • BL201/202 Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
  • BL220 Natural History of Maryland Species
  • BL276 Human Health and the Environment*
  • BL311 Research Methods: Plant Science
  • BL346 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BL349 Biology of Mammals
  • BL350 Biology of Mammals w/lab
  • BL371 Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics
  • BL390 Conservation Biology
  • BL435 Evolution with Seminar
  • BL436 Evolution
  • BL445 Conservation and the Tree of Life
  • BL471 Seminar: Special Topics in Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
  • CH220 Environmental Science and Sustainability with Analysis 
  • EC 360 Environmental Economics
  • HS343 American Environmental History
  • HS399 Global Environmental History
  • HS423 Disasters in American History
  • HS490 Seminar: Environmental History in Latin America
  • LW411 Environmental Law and Policy
  • MG333 Global Strategy for Sustainability
  • PH150 Energy and Environment
  • PL 232 Philosophical Perspectives: Gender and Nature
  • PL235 Philosophical Perspectives: Philosophy and Science
  • PL236 Philosophical Perspectives: Environmental Philosophy
  • PL314 Environmental Ethics
  • PL393 Technology and the Crisis of Nature
  • PS320 Environmental Politics and Sustainability in U.S.
  • PS358 Global Environmental Politics
  • PT377 Landscape and Nature Photography
  • SA315 Landscape
  • SC209 Cultural Anthropology
  • SC276 Human Health and the Environment*
  • TH312 Christian Environmental Ethics
  • TH395 Justice, Peace, & the Integrity of Creation: A Christian Theological Inquiry
  • WR301 Writing About Science
  • WR354 Writing About the Environment

With the approval of the director, the following courses may count toward the minor if they significantly advance Environmental Studies learning aims:

  • EN 203 - Major Writers: American Literature

Contact us

Dr. Elizabeth Dahl
Director, Environmental Studies Minor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Donnelly Science, Room 360
Loyola University Maryland