Environmental Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N408

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses approved by the Environmental Studies program, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

At the discretion of the program director and departmental advisor, ad hoc electives (such as new courses, special offerings, and one-time courses) may be approved in writing to fulfill minor requirements.

Required Courses

18 hours, including at least 9 upper-division level, chosen from an approved course list available from the department. The 18 hours must include ENST 1013, and at least 3 hrs each from the four primary areas or as approved by a faculty advisor (a minimum of 12 hours must be from courses within the College of Arts and Sciences):

ENST 1013Consumption and the Environment3
Choose one course in Environmentally-related Sciences3
Choose one course in Environmentally-related Social Sciences3
Choose one course in Environmentally-related Humanities3
Choose one course in Environmentally-related Skills3
Choose one additional Environmentally-related course3
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved May 2016