Why Minor in Environmental Science?Bird on fence

Environmental issues are becoming ever more prevalent in our lives as seen by daily articles in the nation's newspapers on a variety of issues related to environmental degradation, a rapidly growing human population, unsustainable use of resources, declines in biodiversity, and human health and well-being.

Knowledge of the fundamental issues behind these changes and the impacts to our society will be important in any field of study. Introductory courses in the environmental science and environmental studies programs count toward general education requirements. Many students choose to take these courses as they apply real life issues to any field of study.