Environmental Sciences - Online Minor
Total Credits: 28-29
The 28-29 credits required for the minor are in addition to the credits required for the student's major. Course substitutions must be selected in consultation with an Environmental Sciences adviser. Substitutions must cover material in the same course category at a similar or higher level.
Adequate preparation in science is assumed as a prerequisite, thus students completing this minor should have a year of general biology (for science majors, with lab), and physical science (chemistry or physics, with lab). All other coursework for the minor (listed below) are offered through OSU Ecampus.
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Students can also earn a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences online through OSU Extended Campus, giving you more choices in this subject area.
Coursework For Environmental Sciences Minor
Core: Natural Environmental Systems (12-14 credits)
Category OSU Course Atmosphere ATS 210 (3) - Intro to Atmospheric Sciences Biosphere BI 370 (3) - General Ecology Hydrosphere OC 331 (3) - Intro to Oceanography Lithosphere GEO 221 (4) - Environmental Geology
Humans and the Environment (15-19 credits)
Take one course from each of the following three categories, plus additional classes from any category to equal 28 credits total for the minor.
Category OSU Course Environmental Ethics and Politics Environmental Law and Management
AREC 253 (4) - Evolution of US Environmental and Natural Resources Law
FW 325 (3) - Global Crises in Resource Ecology
FW 326 (3) - Integrated Watershed Management
FW 435 (3) - Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems*
RNG 355 (3) - Desert Watershed Management
RNG 455 (3) - Riparian Ecology and Management
RNG 490 (4) - Rangeland Management Planning
The Human Environment
*Indicates a Writing Intensive Course (WIC)