Undergraduate Minors

The College of Natural Resources offers a number of sustainability and environmental focused minors. Minors typically require 15 to 18 hours of coursework (5 to 6 classes) Refer to the university policy for additional details.

Environmental Education (15EEDM)

The minor is designed for students who are interested in building environmental literacy in various age group populations. This may be a good fit for students who are interested in careers in museums, parks, nature centers, or formal k-12 education.

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Contact the minor administrator: Kathryn Stevenson

Environmental Sciences (15EVM)

The Environmental Sciences minor allows students to connect their major topics to issues that connect humans to the environment. The minor is interdisciplinary and provides a foundation for analysis of environmental issues.

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Contact the minor administrator: Erin A. Champion

Forest Management (15FGM)

In this minor, students can gain elementary knowledge of forest management, the values of forest resources, and understanding on the importance of sustainable management.

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Contact the minor administrator: Dr. Gary Blank

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (15PRM)

This minor is for students who are interested in gaining the basic knowledge of recreation, tourism, and park services and learning about the benefits of leisure and recreation in our society.

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Contact the minor administrator: Dr. Kim Bush

Pulp and Paper Technology (15PPM)

The Pulp and Paper Technology minor is focused on papermaking science and technology. This minor is especially valuable for students who are interested in business, scientific, or engineering specialties that may be related to the paper industry.

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Contact the minor administrator: Med Byrd

Renewable Energy Assessment (15REAM)

This minor provides students the opportunity to evaluate and implement renewable energy technologies and provides students the ability to assess facilities and areas for renewable energy production.

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Contact the minor administrator: Dr. Elizabeth Guthrie Nichols

Sustainable Energy (24SEM/15SEM) – No new admits

The minor in Sustainable Energy provides students the opportunity to assemble courses in theme areas including: science; engineering and technology; sustainable resources; and social systems and policy.

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Contact the minor administrator: Jordan Kern

Sustainable Materials and Technology (15SMTM)

A SMT minor provides students the basic understanding of sustainability applied to materials (e.g. wood, agriculture products, etc) and the manufacturing processes used.

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Contact the minor administrator: Perry Peralta

Wetland Assessment (15WAM)

This minor is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental minor that is designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge needed for entry level competence in the field of wetland delineation and assessment.

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Contact the minor administrator: Dr. Ryan Emanuel

Wildlife Sciences (15WSCIM)

The objective of this minor is to provide students, who might pursue careers in related areas of natural resources management, with basic ecological and management knowledge about wildlife resources.

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Contact the minor administrator: Dr. Lara Pacifici