“We cannot solve the problems that we have created with the same thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein
The Environmental Science Minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve science and engineering majors, as well as students of other disciplines interested in environmental careers or environmental matters.
The minor requires a total of 5 courses apportioned in 3 components: a core component, a technical component, and a policy/issues component. No more than three courses required (a) for the student’s major or (b) to satisfy Common Course of Study requirements may be counted towards the minor. Students pursuing the minor are strongly encouraged to take 3 courses outside of their major and to pursue and environmentally-oriented Independent Study or Honors Thesis. Please note that some courses have prerequisites; it is the student’s responsibility to fulfill any prerequisites. Students pursuing the minor must have the program of study approved by the program coordinator. Any course selection differing from those prescribed below requires a petition to the Environmental Science Minor Advisory Committee and approval of the Academic Progress Committee. Completion of the Semester in Environmental Science at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (website here) satisfies all requirements for the Environmental Science Minor.
* denotes courses that have prerequisites
† denotes courses that are not offered every year
Core Component – 2 Courses Required
Technical Component – 2 Courses Required