"Classes are fantastic and look great on your transcript, but application of techniques is what will set you apart and get you hired."
Daphne Pariser, ’14
The environmental science minor at Flagler College connects students with the natural world, giving them a firm grounding in global environmental processes and ecological sustainability while focusing on the diverse Floridian ecosystems nearby. Environmental Science courses are infused with opportunities for students to work together to solve problems, research environmental issues in the laboratory and the field, engage in community issues and grow personally and professionally.
Including an Environmental Science minor in a pre-professional major program of study enhances a student’s competitiveness for careers in the growing fields of environmental law, “green business”, global sustainability industries, education, environmental justice, environmental economics, environmental policy, and environmental risk assessment. Additionally, students who complete this minor often go on to pursue graduate degrees in environmental and ecological fields
Upon completing the requirements for this concentration in Environmental Science:
Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of scientific principles, theories, and laws and how they apply to the natural world. Students will be able to explain the physical environment of the natural world including the cycling of matter, energy, nutrients, and building blocks of life.
Students will demonstrate a scientific understanding of the relationship between the unity and diversity of life on planet Earth.
Students must demonstrate the ability to use logic and critical thinking to apply and integrate interdisciplinary scientific concepts to their understanding of environmental challenges and solutions.
Please see our Course catalog for course descriptions.
*Additionally, a student must complete a minimum of six credits in Natural Science electives which will come from the list below.