Minor in Ecosystems and Human Impact

19-20 Credits

The Ecosystems and Human Impact minor is intended for students who seek to complement their chosen major with a coherent set of courses emphasizing the interaction between humans and ecosystems from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Requirements for the Minor in Ecosystems and Human Impact (EHI):

  • No more than six credits 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 19 - 20 credits.
  • Students seeking to declare this minor should arrange a meeting with the EHI director to develop a course plan and gain admission.

Required introductory courses: 10 - 11 credits

(NOTE: Click on the course number for a full description)

SBC 111 - Introduction to Sustainability
BIO 201 - Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
SBC 201 - Systems and Models

One of the following two courses:
ANP 120 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ENV 115 - Chemistry, Life, and Environment

Required a minimum of three advanced courses (9 credits) from:

*ANP 325 - Primate Behavior
*ANP 350 - Methods in Studying Primates
*ANP 391 - Ecosystem Diversity and Evolution 
ENV 301 - Sustainability of the Long Island Pine Barrens
BIO 351 - Ecology
BIO 352 - Ecology Laboratory
EHI 310 - Restoration Ecology
EHI 311 - Ecosystem-Based Management
EHI 322 - Human Ecology
EHI 342 - Materials in Human and Natural World
EHI 343 - Sustainable Natural Resources
ENV 304 - Global Environmental Change
ENV 310 - H: Sustainability and Renewable Energy - Costa Rica
ENV 340 - Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science
GEO 313 - H: Understanding Water Resources for the 21st Century
MAR 315 - Conservation Biology and Marine Biodiversity
SBC 309 - Global Environmental Politics

* These courses are offered as part of the Madagascar Study Abroad Program.

Declaration of the Minor
Students should declare the Ecosystems and Human Impact 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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