Minor in Environmental Studies

This minor will provide students from all majors with a better understanding of environmental issues and the skills to analyze future environmental problems. The name “Environmental Studies” reflects the goal of this interdisciplinary minor to encourage students to learn to view environmental issues from scientific, political, and social standpoints. The Environmental Studies minor enables UT Dallas students to develop expertise in this important area. The framework provides all students with a policy and science perspective and allows students to tailor the minor, through choice of electives, to their individual goals.

The Environmental Studies minor is 18 semester credit hours.

Required Foundation Courses (6 hours)

ECON 4336 – Environmental Economic Theory and Policy
NATS 2333 – Energy, Water, and the Environment 

Upper-level Electives (12 hours)

Choose 4 from this list, or 3 from the list with 1 alternate course accompanied by written permission of the Supervisory Committee

BIOL 4324 – Field Ecology
BIS 3310 – Environmental Studies Project (This course is strongly recommended)
ECON 4332 – Energy & Natural Resources Economics
ECON 4333 – Environmental Economics
GEOS 2302 – The Global Environment
GEOS 3310 – Environmental Geology
GEOS 3122 – Coal in Our Society
GEOS 3124 – Geology and Human Health
GEOS 3321 – Geology, Resources and Environment of Latin America
GEOS 4v08 – Special Topics in Geology or Geophysics (When topic is applicable for Environmental Studies)
HIST 4378 – Topics in American History (When topic is offered on American Environmental History)
ISNS 3367 – The Oceans
ISNS 3368 – Weather and Climate
ISSS 3349 – World Resources and Development
ISIS 3390 – Costa Rica Field Trip
MECH 4v95 – Topics in Mechanical Engineering (When topic is Introduction to Wind Energy)

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