The environmental science minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and concepts and provides opportunities to further investigate these issues through advanced course work. Central to this minor is the development of field, analytical, and problem-solving skills and an understanding of the multiple stakeholder perspectives often involved with environmental issues.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in environmental science.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
|BIOL-121||Introduction to Biology I|
|BIOL-122||Introduction to Biology II|
|ENVS-101||Concepts of Environmental Science|
|STSO-220||Environment and Society|
|Students must choose two electives at the 300- or 400-level. A sampling of electives is presented, with a full list available from an adviser.|
|ENVS-301||Environmental Science Field Skills|
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
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.
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†
0508-460 Environment and Society
1006-202 Concepts of Environmental Science
1006-203 Environmental Science Field Skills
Elective Courses—Choose 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