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An ocean scene on a sunny day representing the Environmental Studies minor at Curry CollegeWith the ever-increasing awareness of the impact of humans on the environment an informed citizenry is essential. The Environmental Studies minor is appropriate for students who wish to assume leadership roles in their communities, in business and government, and in conservation organizations. Students will acquire skills useful in the work place, including sampling techniques, collecting and understanding data, methods of effecting political change, and understanding regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on criticizing and synthesizing ideas and information.

Students with an interest in Environmental Studies are strongly encouraged to consider the B.A. track of the Biology major.

Course Requirements and Information

MATH 1150 Statistics I 3
OR
AC____ Applied Technology (one course or
independent study utilizing data handling)
BIOL 2215 Environmental Science 4
BIOL 2310 Field Ecology 4
OR
BIOL 2330 Aquatic Biology
PRS 2410 Environmental Ethics 3
OR
P&H 2270 Environment and Social Movements
P&H 2200 Political Tactics 3
OR
SOC 2095 Environmental Justice
OR
SOC 2090 Climate Justice
SCI 2220 Occupational Health, Safety,
and Environmental Affairs
3
Total Credits: 20


Recommendation:
Internship, Independent Study, or Field Experience

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