Why study environmental studies?

The KU Environmental Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisciplinary education and stimulates exchange concerning the environment from natural science, social science, and humanities perspectives.

Requirements for the Minor

Environmental Studies Minor Core (15-20)
Principals of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-5
Global Environment I. Satisfied by one of the following:
Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change
Global Environment I: Discovery of Environmental Change, Honors
Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies. Satisfied by one of the following:
Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies
Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors
Environmental History and Culture. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-5
Global Environment II. Satisfied by one of the following:
Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization
Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization, Honors
Environment and History. Satisfied by:
Environment and History
Environment, Culture, and Society. Satisfied by:
Environment, Culture and Society
Environmental History of North America. Satisfied by:
Environmental History of North America
Environmental Policy Analysis. Satisfied by:
EVRN 320Environmental Policy Analysis3
Environmental Law. Satisfied by:
EVRN 332Environmental Law3
Research Methods. Satisfied by 1 of the following options:3-4
Geospatial Analysis. Satisfied by:
Geospatial Analysis
Field Ecology. Satisfied by:
Field Ecology
Environmental Economics. Satisfied by:
Environmental Economics
Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by:
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques. Satisfied by:
Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques
Environmental Planning Techniques. Satisfied by:
Environmental Planning Techniques
Environmental Geology. Satisfied by:
Environmental Geology
Environmental Studies elective at the Junior/Senior Level. Satisfied by 1 additional EVRN course at the Junior/Senior Level (300+).

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of major courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.