Minor programs

The Department of Environmental Studies offers two minors. One focuses on general Environmental Science and the other on Geography. These minors provide great opportunity to non-environmental studies majors who are interested in the environment and wish to add this unique component to their majors. To learn more about the minors we offer select one from the list below.


Minor in Environmental Studies

The minor in Environmental Science is offered as a micro-version of the B.S. in Environmental Science degree. The required courses represent a cross section of the departmental offerings.

An Environmental Science Minor consists of 19-20 sh; of the 12-13 upper-level hours, at least 9 of which must be taken at UWF. Directed studies may not be used. Environmental Science majors may not earn this minor.

GEO 2330 Environmental Science 3
GEO 3372 Conservation of Natural Resources 3

Choose one: 4
GEO 1200+L Physical Geography (+Lab)
GLY 2010+L Physical Geology (+Lab)

Choose one: 3-4
GEO 3260+L Geography of Soils (+Lab)
GEO 4280+L Basic Hydrology (+Lab)
GEO 4316+L Landscape Biogeography (+Lab)
GLY 3031C Environmental Geology

Choose one: 3
EVR 4035 Environmental Law
EVR 4823 Environmental Impact Assessment
EVR 4870 Urban Planning

Any 3000/4000-level EVR, EVS, GEO, GIS, or GLY course 3

Total Hours 19-20



Minor in Geography

A Minor in Geography consists of 20 sh of courses. Of the upper-division (13 sh), a minimum of 9 sh must be taken at UWF. Directed studies may not be used.

GEA 2000 Nations and Regions of the World 3
GEO 1200+L Physical Geography (+Lab) 4
GEO 3421 Cultural Geography 3
GIS 4043+L Geographic Information Systems (+Lab) 4
One 3000/4000 level GEA, GEO, or GIS elective 3

Choose one: 3
GEA 4212 Geography of North America
GEA 4405 Geography of Latin America
GEA 4635 Geography of the Middle East
GEA 4730 Geography of Japan

Total Hours 20