Minor in Environmental Science

Contact Person:
Phillip Neisser, Environmental Studies
103 Dunn Hall, (315) 267-2230, neissept@potsdam.edu

20-24 semesters hours required.

Designed primarily for science majors. Some of the following courses have cognate requirements, so the student should check the individual course listing under its department for these prerequisites. A grade of 2.0 or better must be achieved in all courses.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

    Credits
Sciences 12-13
Four of the following, each from a different department:
BIOL 300 Ecology (3-4)  
BIOL 350
Biotic Communities of South Florida
 
CHEM 311 Quantitative Analysis (4)  
GEOL 405
Structural Geology (4)
 
GEOL 407
Environmental Geophysics (4)
 
GEOL 421 Environmental Geology Problems

PHYS 325
Energy and the Environment
 
PHYS 330 Meteorology 

And other courses to be listed.
 

Social Sciences and Humanities

6-7
ENVR 110
Introduction to Environmental Studies
 

One of the following:
 
ECON 320 Economy and the Environment

ENVR 395
Globalization and the Environment
 
HLTH 300 Environmental Heath

HIST 470
African Environmental History
 
HIST 453
Nature in American History
 
HIST 454
Energy in American History
 
LITR 351
Nature and Literature
 
PHIL 330
Environmental Ethics
 
POLS 324 Natural Resource Policy (4)

POLS 344 Global Climate Change (4)
 
POLS 355
Politics and the Environment (4)
 
POLS 348 Water Policy (4)
 
SOCI 340
Environment and Society
 
And other courses to be listed.  

Skills

2-4
One from the following:  
COMP 304
Technical Writing, Prereq: COMP 201 (4)
 
GEOL 340
Geographic Information Systems (4)
 
WILD 170
Rock Climbing (2)
 
WILD 175 Ice Climbing (2)  
WILD 240 Backpacking (2)