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Environmental Science Minor

Semester Requirements

Karl Korfmacher, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-5554, kfkscl@rit.edu

The environmental science minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and concepts and provides them with opportunities to further investigate these issues through advanced course work. Central to this minor are the development of field, analytical, and problem-solving skills and an understanding of the multiple stakeholder perspectives often involved with environmental issues. This minor is closed to students majoring in environmental science.

Course
Prerequisites
BIOL-121 Introduction to Biology I
BIOL-122 Introduction to Biology II
BIOL-240
General Ecology
Required Courses
ENVS-101 Concepts of Environmental Science
ENVS-201 Environmental Workshop
STSO-220 Environment and Society
Electives
Choose two of the following
   ENVS-301    Environmental Science Field Skills
   BIOL-475    Conservation Biology
   BIOL-343    Tropical Ecology
   BIOL-371    Freshwater Ecology
   BIOL-373    Marine Biology

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The environmental science minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and concepts and provides them with opportunities to further investigate many of these issues through advanced course work. Central to this minor are the development of field, analytical, and problem-solving skills and an understanding of the multiple stakeholder perspectives often involved with environmental issues. Students interested in becoming “citizen scientists” or pursuing employment or an advanced degree with an environmental focus will find this minor beneficial.

Prerequisites:
1001-251 Introduction to Biology I*
1001-252 Introduction to Biology II*
1001-253 Introduction to Biology III*
1011-215 General and Analytical Chemistry I†
1011-205 Chemistry Principles I Lab†
1011-216 General and Analytical Chemistry II†
1011-206 Chemistry Principles II Lab†
1011-202 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry†
1011-207 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab†

Required Courses:
0508-460 Environment and Society
1006-202 Concepts of Environmental Science
1006-203 Environmental Science Field Skills

Elective CoursesChoose two of the following:
1001-340 General Ecology
1001-375 Galapagos: Evolution and Biogeography
1001-420 Plant Ecology
1001-471 Freshwater Ecology
1001-475 Conservation Biology
1015-520 Environmental Chemistry

* Required for advanced biology courses

† Required for advanced chemistry courses