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Environmental Science  Minor

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences





Course substitutions must be selected in consultation with an environmental sciences advisor. Substitutions must cover material in the same course category (natural environmental systems or humans and the environment) at a similar or higher level. Credits must sum to a minimum of 27.

Core: Natural Environmental Systems (12–14)

ATS 210. Intro to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
   or ATS 420. Principles of Climate (4) 
   or GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
   or GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
   or GEO 352. *Oregon: Geology, Place and Life on the Ring of Fire (4) 
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)
   or CSS 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
OC 331. Intro to Oceanography (3)
   or GEO 335. *Intro to Water Science and Policy (3)
   or FE 532. Forest Hydrology (4)
   or FW 456. Limnology (5)
   or GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)

Humans and the Environment (15–19)
 

Select at least one course in each of the following five categories to bring the total number of credits to 27 or more.

One course in economics, selected from the following:
AREC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)

One course in environmental law and policy, selected from the following:
AREC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 353. Public Land Statutes and Policy (4)
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
AREC 434. ^Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AREC 453. Public Land and Resource Law (4)
AREC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 461. *^Agricultural and Food Policy Issues (4)
FOR/RNG/FW 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FOR 463. Environmental Policy and Law Interactions (3)
FS/BI/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (4)
FS 492. Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEO 452. Principles and Practices of Rural and Resource Planning (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 474. Natural Resource Policy and Bureaucratic Politics (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)
WS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)

One course in ethics and environmental ethics, selected from the following:
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy and Risk (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FS/BI/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (4)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PHL 342. Contemporary Ethics (4)
PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL/ES 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in Social Context (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOC/FW/ANS 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)

One course in the human environment, selected from the following:
ATS 320. *Man's Impact on Climate (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
   or BI 306H. *^Environmental Ecology (3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
CSS 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
ENSC 479. *^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
H 344. Foundations of Environmental Health (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS/FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
Z 348. *Human Ecology (3)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)

One course in environmental management, selected from the following:
BOT/FS 415. Forest Insect and Disease Management (5)
CSS 375. Soil Resource Potentials (3)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FOR 332. Risk and Decision-Making for Natural Resource Management (3)
FOR 352. Wilderness Management (3)
FOR 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FOR/RNG/FW 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FOR 444. Ecological Aspects of Park Management (3)
FOR 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR/FW/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FS/BI/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW/BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 431. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/FS 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water and the Environment (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEO 426. Third-World Resource Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
HORT/FOR 350. Urban Forestry (3)
HORT/FOR 455. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOC/FW/ANS 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
WS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)
WSE 390. ^Global Issues in Renewable Materials (3)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)

Total Credits=Minimum of 27

Minor Code: 542


 
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