A minor in Environmental Systems will expose students to the interdisciplinary approach necessary to address environmental problems. The program places a strong emphasis on a rigorous natural science foundation. Thus, most of the courses related to the minor have significant prerequisites; students planning an Environmental Systems minor should check catalog course description carefully.
The minor consists of twenty-eight units, at least twenty of which must be upper-division. Up to 2 courses for the minor may be taken on a Pass/Not Pass basis, (upper or lower division). Students must earn at least a letter grade of C- in the remaining 5 or more courses used for the minor. Students considering the Environmental Systems minor are strongly advised to meet with program advisors.
The minor is structured as followed:
Any two of the following lower-division courses, if they are NOT lower-division requirements for the student’s major, may be applied to satisfy eight of the total units necessary for the minor:
- Biology 3
- Math 10A-10B-10C
- Chemistry 6A-6B-6C
- Physics 1A-AL, 1B-BL, 1C-CL
- SIO: any lower division course
- Environmental Systems 10
- Environmental Studies 30
Required core courses
- Environmental Systems 101, offered every Fall Quarter
- Environmental Systems 102, offered every Winter Quarter
- Environmental Systems 103, offered every Spring Quarter
NOTE: ESYS 102 and ESYS 103 both have significant prerequisites; students planning an Environmental Systems minor should check course descriptions and prerequisites carefully.
At least 2 additional upper-division courses from upper-division electives from the advanced tracks in the Environmental Systems major. Links to the four advanced tracks are below: