Sustainability and Environmental Studies Minor

(All colleges)

24 credits

ENV 101Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Studies3
ENV 303Topics in Environmental Studies3
ENV 304Topics in Environmental Justice3
or SOC 328 Environmental Sociology
or SOC 332 Environmental Justice
ENV 496Environmental Studies Capstone3
Choose another ENV 303, another ENV 304, ENV 450, or ENV 499
Select a minimum of three credits from each of the following three areas:9
Natural sciences (see below)
Social sciences (see below)
Arts and Humanities (see below)
Total Credits24

Natural sciences

BIO 307Ecology3
BIO 341Limnology3
BIO 441Environmental Toxicology3
BIO 464Stream and Watershed Ecology3
BIO 473Marine Biology3
BIO 476Ecosystem Ecology3
CHM 412Aquatic and Soil Chemistry3
GEO 101Earth Environments4
GEO 211Global Climate Change3
GEO 221Weather and Climate4
GEO 222Earth Surface Processes and Landforms4
GEO 425Biogeography3
GEO 427Sustainable Water Resource Management3
GEO 428Past Environmental Change3
GEO 430River Systems3
GEO 460Environmental Hazards3
MIC 350Bacterial Diversity3
MIC 434Aquatic Microbial Ecology3

Social sciences

ARC 404Environmental Archaeology3
ECO 346Environmental and Ecological Economics3
GEO 200Conservation of Global Environments3
GEO 321Sustainable Development and Conservation3
GEO 340Polar Environments3
GEO 427Sustainable Water Resource Management3
PH 335Environmental Health3
PSY 302Environmental Issues: Applied Psychology3
PUB 338Environmental Policy3
REC 306Environmental Ethics, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources3
REC 330Recreation Resource Management3
REC 405Sustainable Tourism Development3
RTH 420Nature and Forest Therapy3
SOC 311Rural and Urban Communities3
SOC 328Environmental Sociology (if not taken in the core)3
SOC 332Environmental Justice (if not taken in the core)3
SOC/RGS 363Indigenous Peoples and the Environment3

Arts and Humanities

ART 331Art and the Environment in the United States3
ENG 387Literature and Environmental Action3
HIS 317American Environmental History3
HIS 321Wisconsin History3
HIS 338Sugar, Coffee, Rubber, Bananas: Commodities in World History3
HIS 379African Environmental History3
PHL 341Environmental Ethics3
PHL 425Wilderness Philosophy3

Some departments, because they offer several of their own courses for the sustainability and environmental studies minor, limit the number of credits that their majors may apply to the sustainability and environmental studies minor.

Biology majors may apply a maximum of six BIO credits at the 300/400 level to this minor.
Geography majors may apply a maximum of six GEO credits to this minor.
Public Health and Community Health Education majors may not apply PH 335 to this minor.
Sociology majors may apply a maximum of three SOC credits to this minor.