- Linfield College
Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Minor

To earn a minor in Environmental Studies, a student must complete 24‐30 credits, distributed as follows:

    • ENVS 201 Environmental Science
    • ENVS 203 Human Adaptive Strategies or ENVS 250 Environmental Sociology
  1. four courses (12‐20 credits) from among those courses counting toward the major; one of the four courses must be a natural science field course
    • ENVS 380 Conservation Biology
    • ANTH/BIOL 290 Plants and Society
    • BIOL 260 Plant Diversity and Ecology
    • BIOL 285 Principles of Ecology
    • BIOL 350 Biology and Identification of Woody Plants or BIOL 385 Plant Systematics
    one must be a social science course from among
    • ANTH 203 Human Adaptive Strategies
    • ECON 341 Environmental Economics
    • ECON 342 Natural Resource Economics
    • POLS 335 Topics in Public Policy, or SOAN 250 Environmental Sociology
      and at least one must be at the 300 level or above. ENVS 480 Independent Study, ENVS 487 Internship or ENVS 490 Independent Research or Thesis may be counted as an elective within the minor. (At least one of these four courses must be from outside the department of the student’s major);
  2. ENVS 040 Community Service or ENVS 090 Environmental Issues Forum
  3. ENVS 485 Environmental Problem-Solving Seminar. Only two courses counted for the minor may also be counted toward Linfield Curriculum or major requirements.
With the permission of the ENVS program committee, onetime offerings may be substituted for courses already approved. Such courses must pertain to the environment directly, or the instructor must agree to supervise an independent project on an environmental topic.