Additional elective courses from future or current course offerings, transfer credits from other institutions, or credit for independent study may be approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee for inclusion in the coursework required to complete the minor. Courses in which a student receives a grade below ‘CD’ will not be accepted toward the minor.
All students in the minor are required to participate in at least three campus or local service activities related to environmental studies. Service activities must be approved by a student’s minor advisor.
The program’s core courses encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to problem solving. Toward the end of their program, usually in their final year, students integrate and apply their coursework in a capstone experience. Capstone experiences must be approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee and should culminate with a presentation to a public audience.
The capstone requirement may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:
COR III courses or projects with an environmental focus
Senior seminar projects with an emphasis on environmental issues
Capstone projects (within a major) associated with independent research, field courses or study abroad
Off-campus internships that are pre-approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee.