The minor in Environmental Studies is designed to enable undergraduate students to develop and explore insights into the environmental aspects of human economic and social life. The minor will offer students practical tools and approaches for linking environmentally sustainable and equitable solutions to various fields of study and professional endeavors, such as, politics and governance, computer and data sciences, engineering, public health, law, business and finance, communications studies, and more.
All minors at AUA are documented on a student’s transcript but will not appear on the diploma.
To receive the Minor in Environmental Studies, a student must meet the following requirements:
— Satisfactory completion of 18 credits of approved courses.
— Satisfactory completion of the 3 core courses of the Minor listed in the table below.
— Satisfactory completion of 3 elective courses of the Minor. For options see the table below.
— Additional requirements may apply per the Minors at AUA Policy.
For more information contact the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment or your academic advisor.
The following courses are currently approved for the Environmental Studies minor for undergraduate students at AUA. Click on specific courses below to read the detailed course description.
|COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE*|
|CORE COURSES FOR THE MINOR|
|ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Sciences|
|ENV 202: Environmental Projects|
|ENV 203: Environmental Monitoring|
|ELECTIVE COURSES FOR THE MINOR|
|ENV 105: Numbers, Responsibility, and the Environment|
|ENV 120: Sustainable Food Systems|
|ENV 130: Plants and Society|
|ENV 140: Waste in Circular Economy|
|ENV 150: Basics of Sustainable Energy|
|ENV 170: Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|ENV 204: Environmental Decision Tools: EIA, CIA, SEA, CBA|
|ENV 205: Climate Change|
|ENV 210: Disasters|
|ENV 211: Sustainable Cities|
|ENV 212: Mining|
|ENV 230: Water|
|ENV 250: Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration|
|ENV 251: Forests|
|ENV 290: Special Topics in Environmental Sciences|
|CSE 145: Geographic Information Systems**|
|CSE 271: Numbers, Statistics, and the Environment **|
(*) Unless noted otherwise, courses are 3 semester credits
(**) These courses are not ENV courses but could satisfy the elective requirements of the Environmental Studies Minor at AUA.