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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental and Resource Studies Minor

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Peggy Hauselt (Geography), Ph.D., Coordinator
David Colnic (Politics & Public Administration), Ph.D., Adviser
Patrick A. Kelly, Ph.D., Adviser
Ann K. Kohlhaas, (Biological Sciences), Ph.D., Adviser
Alison McNally (Geography), Pd.D., Adviser

Office: Bizzini Hall 215
Phone: (209) 667-3127

The minor in Environmental and Resource Studies is an interdisciplinary program open to students in any major. It is intended for students who are concerned with environmental and resource issues and with the interactions of natural systems and social processes. The focus of the minor is on the complex problems of human-environment relationships.

Upper-division courses counted in the major may not be counted towards the minor. However, courses in the minor may be used to satisfy prerequisites to the major and general education requirements, if applicable. See the General Education Breadth Requirements section in this catalog for current information.


To qualify for this academic minor, students must complete the required number of units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C).

(25 units minimum)

Complete a minimum of 25 units, including at least eight upper-division units, as outlined below:

1. Complete the following required courses in natural and social sciences:

(10 units)

3. Complete a minimum of 12 units of elective courses in consultation with the minor adviser from the list below.

At least six units must come from the natural sciences and six units from the social sciences or humanities.

Note: Students also are advised to complete an introductory course in statistics.


Appropriate winter term courses may be substituted in the elective category by prior advisement and approval of the minor adviser only. Courses not given prior approval may not be counted towards the minor. Also, upon approval of the minor adviser, one to three units of individual study or internship may be applied towards elective categories under 3.

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