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  • 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 Minor

    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 2002 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

    Courses Credits
    EVS 3000 Environmental Science 3
    EVS 3000L Environmental Science Laboratory 1​

    Ecology: Choose One

    Courses Credits
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology 3
    EES 4103 Applied Ecology
    GE-B
    2
    FOR 3153C Forest Ecology
    GE-B
    3
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    PCB 4043C General Ecology
    GE-B
    4

    Subject Areas: Choose One Course from Three of the Five Areas

    Courses Credits
    Environmental Ethics
    AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics
    GE-H, S
    3​
    PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology
    GE-H
    3​
    POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics​ 3​
    REL 2104 Environmental Ethics
    GE-H
    3​
    REL 3492 Religion Ethics and Nature
    GE-H
    3​
    Organic Chemistry
    BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry​ 3​
    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry​ 3​
    EES 4203 Phase Partitioning in the Environment​ 4​
    Earth and Soil Science
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography, 3 credits, and
    GEO 2200L Physical Geography Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4​
    GLY 1000 Exploring the Geological Sciences
    GE-P
    3​
    GLY 2010C Physical Geology
    GE-P
    4​
    GLY 2030C Environmental and Engineering Geology
    GE-P
    3​
    GLY 2100C Historical Geology
    GE-P
    4​
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits, and
    SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4​
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use
    GE-P; does not satisfy the requirement for a course from the other group
    3​
    Environmental Policy
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law​ 3​
    AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics​ 3​
    AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy​ 3​
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy
    GE-S
    3​
    ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy​ 4​
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3​
    INR 3034 Politics of the World Economy​ 3​
    INR 3502 International Institutions
    GE-S, N
    3​
    POS 4931 Florida Environmental Politics​ 3​
    PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology
    GE-S
    3​
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation
    GE-S
    3​
    Natural Resource Management
    AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society​ 3​
    AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Management​ 3​
    EES 3008 Energy and Environment​ 3​
    FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science​ 3​
    FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People​ 3​
    FOR 3200C Foundations in Forest Resources and Conservation​ 3​
    FOR 4621 Forest Economics and Management
    GE-P
    3​
    LEI 3546 Park Management​ 3​
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science​​ 3​
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use
    GE-P; does not satisfy the requirement for a course from the other group
    3​
    SWS 4932 Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services​ 3​
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minors: environmental-science