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Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor

New College and Department of Geography

Department of Geography, 202 Farrah Hall

New College
201 Lloyd Hall

The objective of the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor is to provide undergraduates with interdisciplinary training in environmental studies. Drawing on the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, this minor acquaints students with current environmental problems and the tools of analysis to identify causes and solutions.

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in interdisciplinary environmental studies requires successful completion of a minimum of 17 semester hours including the following:

NEW 215 or GY 452 3–4
NEW 230 4
Electives* 10–11
Total 18
*Students must earn 10–11 hours chosen from the following courses: AMS 306, BSC 305, BSC 385, BSC 482, EC 480, GEO 105, GEO 363, GEO 401, GEO 460, GY 418, GY 453, GY 467, NEW 226, NEW 310, or NEW 490.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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