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Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Science Minor

Minoring in Environmental Science involves the study of how the physical and biological processes that shape the natural world interact. How is air or water quality measured? How can carbon footprints be reduced? What makes an ecological system sustainable? You’ll sharpen your analytical, problem-solving, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, communication and laboratory skills as you take 21 credit hours toward an Environmental Science minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

You’ll also have real opportunities beyond the classroom, in activities such as growing and exploring a variety of plant species in our onsite greenhouse, working as a laboratory assistant, participating in the Tetra Delta science club, doing service-learning at a local rain garden that Concordia maintains and participating in sustainability programs through the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), a social justice organization. And because we design our environmental science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant minor if you’re considering a career as an environmental scientist and can also enhance your employability in any science or health career.

Careers in Environmental Science

With an increasing awareness and push for environmental sustainability worldwide, students who graduate with this minor are typically more employable. The knowledge gained in this course of study effectively enhances a variety of careers. Often, students majoring in Elementary Education will minor in Environmental Science to gain theknowledge needed to teach the subject in schools. Students majoring in Biology will also study Environmental Science to supplement their scientific knowledge and increase their employability.

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