Minor in Ecology & Environmental Sciences

OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 19

GPA requirements to earn minor: None.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: None.

Contact information: Dr. Kate Ruskin, Program Coordinator, 107 Nutting Hall, 207.581.3177

The minor in Ecology and Environmental Sciences is designed to expose students to the basic issues in the physical, biological, and social sciences associated with understanding natural resource and environmental issues in the modern world. The minor will be awarded to students who complete the required credit hours, as outlined below.

Courses:


EES 100 – Human Population and the Global Environment Credits: 3 credits

AND

A 300-400 level concentration elective from any EES concentration: 3-4 credits

OR

EES 489 – Critical Issues in Ecology and Environmental Sciences Policy Credits: 4

Choose one from each of the following groups:


Earth Sciences

EES 140 – Soil Science Credits: 4 credits

OR

ERS 101 – Introduction to Geology Credits: 4 credits

OR

ERS 102 – Environmental Geology: 4 credits

OR

ERS/SMS – 108 Beaches and Coasts: 3 credits

Ecology

WLE 200 – Ecology Credits: 3 credits

OR

BIO 319 – General Ecology Credits: 3 credits

OR

SMS 300 – Marine Ecology: 3 credits

Field Ecology

BIO 205 – Field Natural History of Maine Credits: 4 credits

Policy

ECO 377 – Introduction to Natural Resource Economics and Policy Credits: 3 credits

OR

EES 324 – Environmental Protection Law and Policy Credits: 3 credits

OR

ECO 381 – Sustainable Development Principles and Policy Credits: 3 credits

OR

WLE 323 – Introduction to Conservation Biology: 3 credits

OR

SFR 446 – Forest Resources Policy: 3 credits

OR

SMS 230 – Introduction to Marine Policy and Fisheries Management: 3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 19 or 21