Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

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Home: Department of Earth Sciences.

Advisor: Dr. Larry Knox, Kittrell Hall 201 or 103 (lknox@tntech.edu).

Minor in Arts and Sciences

A minor for Arts and Sciences students requires the completion of 15 semester hours, including 6 upper-division hours, in a coherent program of study. The criterion of coherence may be met in either of two ways: (1) by following the minor curriculum prescribed by any department or college at TTU, so long as it includes at least 6 upper-division hours; (2) if such a  minor curriculum is not available in the chosen department or college, by taking the 15 semester hours, including 6 at the upper division, in a single discipline—i.e., normally, courses with the same course prefix, but students should check with the department offering the minor before assuming this. Exception: A minor in physics will consist of at least 15 hours of coursework including PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 , PHYS 2420 , PHYS 2920  and one upper division physics course. Approved interdisciplinary minors in the College of Arts and Sciences are:


Students wishing to minor in Environmental Studies must fulfill their general education science requirement by taking any two of the following courses:

The Minor:

A minor in Environmental Studies will consist of at least 15 hours of coursework, with a minimum of 6 upper-division hours, including the following:(a) HIST 2900 Environmental History; (b) One of the following: SOC 3600 - Environmental Sociology  or AGBE 4120 (5120)  ; (c) 9 additional semester hours chosen from the course list below, including at least: one course at the 3000-4000 level and two of the following areas of study: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Sociology (note: WFS is considered to be Biology).


Except for Biology majors, students who did not take BIOL 1010 -BIOL 1020  under “Preparation” (above) must take BIOL 3120  or BIOL 3130 /WFS 3130  as part of the “9 additional hours.”

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