Environmental Studies Minor


A minor in Environmental Studies is available to students.  The minor provides a sampling of environmental courses, including an Environmental History and Culture course, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, and a Research Methods course.  See the curriculum for more details about a minor in Environmental Studies!


The Environmental Studies Program is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Students may declare an interest in environmental studies or a major in environmental studies by filling out the appropriate forms. CLAS Interest Code and Major Declaration forms are available from College Student Academic Services, 109 Strong Hall. Students are strongly encouraged to declare an Environmental Studies major as soon as possible.

Additional university admission requirements:

 

Requirements for the Minor

Environmental Studies Minor Core (15-20) 

Principals of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-5

Global Environment I. Satisfied by one of the following:

 

EVRN 140

Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change

or EVRN 144

Global Environment I: Discovery of Environmental Change, Honors

Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by one of the following:

 

EVRN/GEOG 148

Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies

or EVRN/GEOG 149

Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors

Environmental History and Culture. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-5

Global Environment II. Satisfied by one of the following:

 

EVRN 142

Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization

or EVRN 145

Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization, Honors

Environment and History. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN/HIST 103

Environment and History

Environment, Culture, and Society. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN/GEOG 150

Environment, Culture and Society

Environmental History of North America. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN/HIST 347

Environmental History of North America

Environmental Policy Analysis. Satisfied by: 

EVRN 320Environmental Policy Analysis3

Environmental Law. Satisfied by: 

EVRN 332Environmental Law3

Research Methods. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-4

Geospatial Analysis. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN 410

Geospatial Analysis

Field Ecology. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN 460

Field Ecology

Environmental Economics. Satisfied by:

 

ECON/EVRN 550

Environmental Economics

Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by:

 

GEOG 358

Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques. Satisfied by:

 

EVRN/GEOG 433

Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques

Environmental Planning Techniques. Satisfied by:

 

UBPL 538

Environmental Planning Techniques

Environmental Geology. Satisfied by:

 

GEOL 351

Environmental Geology

Environmental Studies elective at the Junior/Senior Level. Satisfied by 1 additional EVRN course at the Junior/Senior Level (300+). 

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of major courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.