Minors within Environmental Science

Environmental Science (ENSC) Minor

This minor allows students to take both basic and applied courses related to the environment.  Many employment opportunities have aspects related to the environment and this minor exposes students to important physical, chemical, and biological processes that control nutrient and contaminant cycling in the biosphere.  The requirements include CSES/ENSC 3114 plus 3124 (or CSES/ENSC 3134) and CSES/ENSC 3604 and 14 to 15 more hours selected from a set of 23 courses. Majors that typically pursue this minor include Environmental Policy and Planning, Biology, Biological Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Geosciences. 

2015 ENSC Minor Checksheet

2016 ENSC Minor Checksheet

2017 ENSC Minor Checksheet

Wetland Science Minor

This minor allows students to further their understanding of the processes that effect the creation of wetlands and wetland soils.  These include surface and groundwater hydrology, identification of hydrophytic vegetation, and the classification of Wetland soils.    The requirements include CSES/ENSC 3114 and 3124 and BIOL 2804 or ENSC 3604 plus an additional 12 hours of restricted electives.  Majors that typically pursue this minor include Environmental Science, Biological Systems Engineering, Forestry, Biology, and Geosciences. 

2015 Wetland Science Minor Checksheet

2016 Wetland Science Minor Checksheet

2017 Wetland Science Minor Checksheet

If you are interested in pursuing one of these minors, please contact the Environmental Science Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Matt Eick. Please print out this form, fill in the section on adding a minor and bring the form to Dr. Eick to sign.

ENSC Undergraduate Program Director

Matt Eick

Dr. Matt Eick
Environmental Sciences
236 Smyth Hall
(540) 231-8943
eick@vt.edu

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