This minor focuses on the natural environment – including man’s interactions with it and use of its natural resources. Drawing on biology as well as botany, zoology and ecology, students gain an appreciation for and understanding of the complex environment around us.
Field work skills, laboratory techniques and statistical analysis are all integral to work in environmental science. Students can also explore conservation biology or resource management.
Students gain the ability to interpret results and draw conclusions from them – and to evaluate others’ results – which sets them up to recognize and address key issues that arise every day.