Environmental Science


The Environmental Science minor is intended for majors in science, engineering or business, providing exposure to the major subject areas of the environmental core.

About this Program

School Information

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) offers campus-wide, interdisciplinary degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. SNRE is governed by the SNRE Advisory Board and advised by the SNRE Faculty Advisory Council.


Email | 352.392.9230

P.O. Box 116455


Students outside the School of Natural Resources and Environment can apply for admission to the minor as long as they earn 45 credits before applying. The application is available in 2020 McCarty Hall D. Students first must obtain their college's approval before submitting the completed form for processing.

Transfer work will be accepted only for PCB 4043C and an earth and soil systems course (refer to core requirements for the major). Admission consideration requires a minimum overall 2.0 GPA on all UF coursework attempted.

Required Courses

Contact environmental science advisor to register

EVS 3000
Environmental Science 1
and Environmental Science Laboratory
Select one:2-4
Agricultural Ecology
Forest Ecology (GE-B)
Plant Ecology
General Ecology (GE-B)
Subject Areas
Select one course from three of five Subject Areas9-12
Total Credits15-20

Subject Areas

Environmental Ethics
AEB 4126Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics (GE-H, S)3
PHM 3032Ethics and Ecology (GE-H)3
POT 3503Environmental Ethics and Politics3
REL 2104Environmental Ethics (GE-H)3
REL 3492Religion Ethics and Nature (GE-H)3
Organic Chemistry
BCH 3023Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry3
CHM 2200Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry3
EES 4203Phase Partitioning in the Environment4
Earth and Soil Science
GEO 2200
Dynamic Planet Earth
and Dynamic Planet Earth Laboratory (GE-P)
GLY 1000Exploring the Geological Sciences (GE-P)3
GLY 2010CPhysical Geology (GE-P)4
GLY 2030CEnvironmental and Engineering Geology (GE-P)3
GLY 2100CHistorical Geology (GE-P)4
SWS 3022
Introduction to Soils in the Environment
and Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory (GE-P)
SWS 4231CSoil, Water and Land Use (GE-P) 13
Environmental Policy
AEB 4123Agricultural and Natural Resource Law3
AEB 3450Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
AEB 4283International Development Policy (GE-S)3
ECP 3302Environmental Economics and Resource Policy4
FNR 4660Natural Resource Policy and Economics3
INR 3034Politics of the World Economy3
INR 3502International Institutions (GE-S, N)3
POS 4931Special Topics3
Natural Resource Management
AGG 3501Environment, Food and Society3
EES 3008Energy and Environment3
FAS 4305CIntroduction to Fishery Science3
FOR 3004Forests, Conservation and People3
FOR 3200CFoundations of Natural Resources and Conservation1
FOR 4621Forest Economics and Management (GE-P)3
PLS 3004CPrinciples of Plant Science3
SWS 4231CSoil, Water and Land Use (GE-P) 13
SWS 4932Special Topics in Soil and Water Science3

Does not satisfy the requirement for a course from the other group.