Department of Geography and Anthropology

Programs / Minor in Environmental Studies

The Minor in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines relationships between the human and physical landscapes. Topics such as global climate change, deforestation, wetland degradation, water, soil and air pollution, sustainability, economics, ethics, policies and laws, history, and literature all fall under the domain of environmental studies. Heightened public awareness about the hazards facing the environment, and the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is spurring demand for environmental specialists. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Program Requirements

Required Course (choose 1 course from the following) - 3 credit hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Environmental Anthropology Field Methods

    Introduction to Environmental Studies
    3

Note: Students may take the other course noted above as one of the alternatives below if they choose.

Select 4 courses from the following alternatives - 12 credit hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 3330/GWST 4040
    Ecofeminism
    3
  • ENGL 3710
    Environmental Literature and Writing
    3
  • ENVS 3720
    Sustainability at KSU
    3
  • Natural Resource Management
    3
  • ENVS 3398
    Environmental Studies Internship
    3
  • ENVS 4300
    Environmental Ethics
    3
  • Introduction to Cartographic Processes
    3
  • Local and Global Sustainability
    3
  • Climatology
    3
  • Biogeography
    3
  • Watershed Analysis
    3
  • Watershed Assessment
    3
  • POLS 4456
    International Environmental Policy
    3

Other related 3000+ level geography courses may be substituted with the program coordinator’s approval.


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.