Minor in Environmental Studies

The interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies (ENVS) is open to all Rutgers University Students.
It is administered by the Department of Geography in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

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The Minor in Environmental Studies program spans the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
It provides a broad understanding of complex environmental issues that entails thinking beyond existing
disciplinary frameworks and boundaries. Environmental Studies students acquire skill sets – in historical
and scientific inquiry, critical thinking and effective communication, and social, cultural and political analysis –
that are essential to solving contemporary environmental problems. Training in the use of digital mapping
and spatial analytical tools that are increasingly in demand by governmental agencies, non-profit organizations
and the private sector, prepare students for a range of professional opportunities.

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Environmental Studies (ENVS) consists of 18 credits of coursework reflecting each of the program’s major fields.

  • Intro to ENVS (3 cr)
  • Natural Sciences (3 cr)
  • Environmental Social Sciences (3 cr)
  • Environmental Humanities (3 cr)
  • ENVS Methods/Techniques (3 cr)
  • Elective (3 cr)
View the list of courses approved for this Minor

A maximum of 6 credits toward the Minor in ENVS can be earned at the 100 level.
At least 6 credits toward the Minor in ENVS must be earned at the 300 – 400 level.
No more than 6 of these credits can be double counted for another degree.
No more than one D grade will be accepted for credit towards the Minor in ENVS.

Rutgers Study Abroad Program and the Minor in Environmental Studies (ENVS)
Students should contact the advisor if they want to combine the Rutgers Study Abroad program with the
Minor in Environmental Studies. Many study abroad courses can be used towards the ENVS program requirements but must be approved by one of the program advisors.


Undergraduate Program Director: Professor Åsa Rennermalm
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Office hours: View the fall/spring online office hours scheduling page. | By arrangement outside of fall and spring semesters.

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