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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)