UNDERGRADUATE MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

 

The minor in Environmental Studies is designed to enable undergraduate students to develop and explore insights into the environmental aspects of human economic and social life. The minor will offer students practical tools and approaches for linking environmentally sustainable and equitable solutions to various fields of study and professional endeavors, such as, politics and governance, computer and data sciences, engineering, public health, law, business and finance, communications studies, and more.

All minors at AUA are documented on a student’s transcript but will not appear on the diploma.

REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MINOR

To receive the Minor in Environmental Studies, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of 18 credits of approved courses.
  • Satisfactory completion of the 3 core courses of the Minor listed in the table below.
  • Satisfactory completion of 3 elective courses of the Minor. For options see the table below.
  • Additional requirements may apply per the Minors at AUA Policy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information contact the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment or your academic advisor.

LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MINOR

The following courses are currently approved for the Environmental Studies minor for undergraduate students at AUA. Click on specific courses below to read the detailed course description.

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE*
CORE COURSES FOR THE MINOR
ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Sciences
ENV 202: Environmental Projects
ENV 203: Environmental Monitoring
ELECTIVE COURSES FOR THE MINOR 
ENV 105: Numbers, Responsibility, and the Environment
ENV 120: Sustainable Food Systems 
ENV 130: Plants and Society
ENV 140: Waste in Circular Economy
ENV 150: Basics of Sustainable Energy
ENV 170: Chemistry in Everyday Life
ENV 204: Environmental Decision Tools: EIA, CIA, SEA, CBA
ENV 205: Climate Change
ENV 210: Disasters
ENV 211: Sustainable Cities
ENV 212: Mining
ENV 230: Water
ENV 250: Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration
ENV 251: Forests
ENV 290: Special Topics in Environmental Sciences
CSE 145: Geographic Information Systems**
CSE 271: Numbers, Statistics, and the Environment **

(*) Unless noted otherwise, courses are 3 semester credits
(**) These courses are not ENV courses but could satisfy the elective requirements of the Environmental Studies Minor at AUA.