College of Science and Health > Academics > Environmental Science and Studies > Undergraduate > Climate Change Science and Policy Minor

Climate Change Science and Policy Minor

The Climate Change Science and Policy minor provides a targeted set of natural and social science courses that form a background which will be useful in research, business, public service and non-profit sectors. The minor is a great fit for students who desire to be conversant in the scientific basis of climate change and the various policy responses being taken in governmental contexts throughout the world.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 230GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE4
PPS 260CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY4
GEO/PHY 220OCEANOGRAPHY4
or GEO/PHY 225 EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE

Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following:12
Policy and Social Science Electives (must take at least one):
ENV 152
ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMICS
PPS 330
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PPS 333
GREEN CITIES
ECO 335
SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
CMNS 326
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CMNS 363
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
Natural Science Electives (must take at least one):
ENV 117
EARTH THROUGH TIME WITH LABORATORY
ENV 204
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
GEO 243
REMOTE SENSING

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