Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Policy minors will take a total of 27 credit hours. The student will take courses related to environmental policy and environmental science while also completing projects and conducting research.

Environmental Science Minor Core I

Students are required to complete the following course:

  • EV313 Biogeochemical Earth Systems Science

Students must complete five of the following courses, with at least three courses being 300-level and above:*

Environmental Science

  • BY140 General Bio. I
  • BY160 General Bio. II
  • BY222 General Ecology
  • CM221 Spectroscopy
  • BY224 General Ecology Laboratory
  • CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • BY314 Bioinformatics
  • CM371 Phys. Chem.
  • BY320 Microbiology
  • CM476 Atmospheric Chem.
  • BY322 Microbiology Laboratory
  • CM434 Air Pollution Controls
  • BY328 Conservation Biology
  • EHS309 Industrial Hygiene
  • BY340 Behavioral Eco. and Sociobiology
  • EHS310 Intro to Ind. Hygiene Laboratory
  • BY420 Evolution
  • EHS405 Methods and Analysis
  • BY425 Bio. Systems and Env't'l. Change
  • EHS416 Prin. of Toxic. and Epidem.
  • BY/EV330 Great Lakes Water Pollution
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • BY431 Limnology
  • EV/CE 435 Groundwater
  • BY/EV312 Adirondack Ecology & Env. Science
  • ES432 Risk Analysis
  • EV316 Adirondack Env. Science
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Res. Project
  • CE301 Eng. Measurements
  • CE301 ADK Geographical Info Systems
  • CE340 Intro to Env. Engineering
  • CE480 Env. Quality
  • ECE470 Hydraulic Eng.
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Mgmt
  • CE474 Engineering Hydrology
  • CE482 Env. Systems
  • CE479 Water & Wastewater Trtmnt. Proc.
  • CE491 Senior Design Proj.
  • CE486 Industrial Eco.

Environmental Science Minor Core II

Students must complete two of the following courses:

Environmental Policy

  • ANTH270 Env't., Tech. and Soc.
  • PHIL270 American Env.
  • PHIL405 Sustainability: Thry. and Prac.
  • PHIL410 Where the Wild Things Are
  • COMM428 Public Debate and Env't.
  • PHI371 Energy and Society
  • COMM429 Issue Analysis and Advocacy
  • POL220 American Politics
  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • POL250 Politics in X-Nat'l. Perspective
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Sci., Eng. & Policy
  • POL351 Globalization
  • LW270 Law and Society 1
  • POL371 Environmental Law
  • LW466 Law of the Workplace
  • POL400 Constitutional Law
  • EM351 Quality Mgmt. and Lean Enterprise
  • POL470 Environmental Policy
  • EM361 Supply Chain Env. Mgmt.
  • POL471 Energy Policy
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • SOC330 Health, Wealth, Inequality and the Env't.
  • EV/SS320 Social & Pol. Issues in the Adirondacks
  • EV322 Adirondack Park
  • EC/EV315 Entrepreneurship & Economic Dev. in the Adirondacks

Environmental Science Minor Core III

Students must complete the following three courses:

  • An independent research project (1 credit equivalent)
  • An ES&P multidisciplinary project course (1 credit equivalent)
  • EV100 Introduction to Environmental Science & Policy Professions
  • or EV305 Sustainability & the Environment


*No more than 6 credits of the engineering classes can be applied towards an environmental science minor.

Contact Us

Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Email: ise@clarkson.edu

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