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Environmental Systems Minor

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:

Lower-Division Courses

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:

Required core courses

NOTE:  ESYS 102 and ESYS 103 both have significant prerequisites; students planning an Environmental Systems minor should check course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. 

Upper-Division Electives

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:

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