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Environmental Science

The Environmental Science minor is designed to familiarize students with the natural world by providing a sound foundation of knowledge concerning our planet, diverse Floridian and global ecosystems, natural processes, and ecological sustainability.

What You'll Study

This program provides a science-based route for civic engagement, problem solving, group cooperation, and personal growth. Adding this minor to any major will provide you with a unique opportunity to engage with your community and your peers in undergraduate research.

 

What's Next?

Our faculty are dedicated to your success in the classroom. Outside the classroom, you'll collaborate with faculty on undergraduate research projects. The combination of classroom and research experience will propel you into the next chapter in your life.

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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
9 Credit Hours
NAS
107
Environmental Science
NAS
111
Biology I
or NAS
104
Life Science for EDUCATION MAJORS ONLY
NAS
401
Marine Field Research
or NAS
405
Biodiversity and Conservation Field Research
or NAS
410
Coastal Field Research
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Elective Courses
6+ Credit Hours
NAS
105
Earth Science
NAS
109
Environmental Factors in the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
NAS
151
Environmental Chemistry I
NAS
203
Marine Biology
NAS
205
Physical Anthropology
NAS
211
Introduction to Biotechnology
NAS
214
Principles of Ecology
NAS
225
Science Communication
NAS
236
Environmental Physics
NAS
240
Selected Topics
NAS
243
Physical Geography
NAS
245
Introductory Oceanography
NAS
248
Aquatic Chemistry
NAS
300
Science Methods
NAS
310
Field Methods
NAS
331
Evolutionary Biology
NAS
340
Selected Topics
NAS
352
Global Climate Change
NAS
355
Coastal Processes
NAS
391
Independent Study
NAS
392
Independent Study
NAS
491
Independent Study
NAS
492
Independent Study
NAS
401
Marine Field Research Capstone
NAS
405
Biodiversity and Conservation Field Research Capstone
NAS
410
Coastal Field Research
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