Environmental Studies Minor


At least 16 credits in minor courses, including:

Course offerings for Environmental Studies vary frequently and often include Special Topics, Topics In, and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed in this table are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
Students should consult the Environmental Studies Program advising guidance each semester for information on how specific courses on the See Also list can be applied to minor requirements. Please consult an ENVS advisor for approval of environment-related courses to count toward the minor.
ENVS 1500Intro to Environmental Studies4
ADDITIONAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE. 1 course/3-4 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:3-4
3 additional courses/9 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:9
Environmental Humanities: ENVS numbered 2200 to 2299, ARTS 2600, CDAE 2130, CDAE 2140, CLAS 2581, DNCE 2520, GSWS 2811, GEOG 2774, HST 2510, PHIL 2630, REL 2700, SEP 2650
Experiential Learning: ENVS 2980, ENVS 2982, ENVS 2985, ALE 2371, ALE 3380, POLS 4310, SEP 4080, ENVS 2991, ENVS 3991, ENVS 3993, ENVS 4994, or ENVS 3995. Please consult an ENVS advisor for approval of environment-related study abroad courses or additional internship, service learning, or other field-based courses not listed here.


Ineligible Major: Environmental Studies


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach the courses at the 2000-level or above applicable to the minor.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.