Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
The minor in Urban Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster a broad understanding of both environmental science and policy. The program provides students with opportunities to explore scientific, economic, political, cultural, and ethical concepts as they relate to human-environment interactions, and explore what is necessary to ensure a sustainable society for future generations.
The following courses are required (2 units)
Three courses from the following:
*These courses have prerequisites other than UES 150
**UES 206 may be taken only once for credit toward the minor
Courses used to satisfy environmental studies minor requirements may count towards major requirements in biology, economics, philosophy, political science, and psychology.
The set of courses required in the minor comprise the essential components of an interdisciplinary environmental studies program. In addition to these courses, students are encouraged to apply knowledge learned in other courses to the examination of environmental issues.
Further study in the natural sciences (chemistry, field biology, and physics) and economics, specifically microeconomic theory and applications, would provide greater depth to the knowledge acquired in the environmental studies minor.
Additional courses recommended for the Urban Environmental Studies minor: