The Minor in Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences that is designed for students pursuing any UNC Charlotte degree who are interested in careers related to studying or managing the environment.
To obtain a Minor in Environmental Sciences, students must complete 18 credit hours offered from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences. Participating students have some flexibility in choosing elective courses that reflect their specific area of interest within the environmental field. If students are Geography and Earth Sciences or Biological Science majors, they must take at least 9 of the 15 elective credits outside of their major. Prerequisites are required for most of the elective classes (notably GEOL 1200 and lab, ESCI 1101 and lab, BIOL 2120, and BIOL 2130 and lab). Courses that are required for a student’s major cannot be counted toward the minor as well, but electives taken for a major can also be counted for the minor.