Minor in Environmental Design, Policy and Planning

21 Credits

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning minor is intended for students who seek to complement their chosen major with a foundation in complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management, and use of the built environment.

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning (EDP):

  • No more than two courses that are used to satisfy your major can be applied to this minor. 
  • No more than one three-credit course in the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option.
  • All upper-division courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. 

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Required four introductory courses (12 credits):

SBC 111 - Introduction to Sustainability Studies
SBC 113 - Physical Geography
SBC 200 - Human Settlements: History and Future
SBC 206 - Economics and Sustainability

Required two advanced courses (6 credits):

EDP 301 - The Built Environment I
EDP 302 - The Built Environment II

Required one advanced course from (3 credits):

EDP 303 - Spatial Economics
EDP 309 - Planning: Policies and Regulations
SBC 307 - American Environmental History
SBC 309 - Global Environmental Politics
SUS 350 - Contemporary Topics in Sustainability

Declaration of the Minor
Students should declare the Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning minor no later than the middle of their sophomore year, at which time they should consult with the minor coordinator or undergraduate director and plan their course of study for fulfillment of the requirements.

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