Environmental & Health Sciences Minors

Adventure Education Minor

Required Courses

Credits

 

Minimum of one OER Basic Skills Course

.5-3

__________

Choice of: Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Intro to River Kayaking, Fly-fishing, Hiking & Camping, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Orienteering, Whitewater Kayaking, Coastal Kayaking, Ice Climbing, Advanced Rock Craft, Wilderness Canoe Touring, Winter Expedition.

One Instructor-Level OER

2

 

Choice of: Rock Climbing Instructor, Ropes Course Leadership, Coastal Kayak Guide Training (or other approved instructor certification course)

Additional Required Courses

Credits

Semester

OER-1000

Introduction to Outdoor Education

4

__________

OER-1061

Backpacking

1

__________

OER-2060

Wilderness First Responder

4

__________

OER-2062

Advanced Backpacking

2

__________

OER-3070

Adventure Education Theory & Practice

3

__________

OER-4030

Wilderness Leadership Techniques

4

__________

Total

 

20.5-23

 

Biology Minor

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-1211

Introduction to Biology: Ecology and Evolution

 

4

 

__________

BIO-1212

Introduction to Biology: Cells and Genetic Basis of Life

 

4

 

__________

Plus a minimum of 16 biology credits to consist of four 2000-level or higher biology courses of which at least two are at the 3000-4000 level.

Total

 

24

 

Chemistry Minor

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I

4

__________

CHE-1032

General Chemistry II

4

__________

CHE-XXXX

Two additional upper-level CHE courses

8

__________

ENV-1110

Introduction to Environmental Problems

3

__________

Total

 

19

 

A chemistry minor is not allowed for students who are seeking a B.S. degree in: 1) integrated environmental science or 2) biology.

Environmental Education Minor

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ENV-1050

Introduction to Earth Science

4

__________

ENV-1110

Introduction to Environmental Problems

3

__________

ENV-3220

Environmental Interpretation

3

__________

ENV-4010

Global Environmental Issues

3

__________

ENV-XXXX

One additional upper-level ENV course

3

__________

OER-3010

Learning in the Outdoors

4

__________

Total

 

20

 

Natural Resources Minor

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ENV-1050

Introduction to Earth Science

4

__________

ENV-1110

Introduction to Environmental Problems

3

__________

ENV-3030

Water Resources

3

__________

ENV-3040

Energy and Mineral Resources

3

__________

ENV-XXXX

Two additional upper-level ENV courses

6

__________

Total

 

19

 

The Department of Environmental and Health Sciences offers courses with the following designators: AHS (allied health science), BIO (biology), CHE (chemistry), ENV (environmental science), GEY (geology), OER (outdoor education and recreation), PED (physical education), PHY (physics), and SCI (science). See full course descriptions.