Missouri State University

Environmental Sciences and Policy Degree Program - Minor

Fostering Sustainability

Course Catalog

Environmental Science Career information

Environmental Sciences and Policy Minor

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Administration of the minor: The Environmental Sciences and Policy minor is administered by the College of Natural and Applied Sciences with the Dean, or his/her designate, serving as the program director. Courses must be approved by the faculty on the Environmental Focus Committee for inclusion in the minor. The program director must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete the minor.

The minor in Environmental Sciences and Policy consists of 18-20 credit hours. The curricular core includes 9-11 hours of Natural Science courses, and 9 hours of Social Science Policy/Law courses.

A. Environmental Policy Component: Select 3 of the following courses (9 hours):

1. LAW 537, Environmental Regulation (3)

2. ECO 540, Economics of the Environment (3)

3. PHI 302, Environmental Ethics (3)

4. PLS 555, Public Policy for a Global Environment (3)

5. PSY 379, Environmental Psychology (3)

6. SOC 319 Environmental Sociology (3)

B. Natural Science Component: Select 3 of the following. (9-11 hours)

1. CHM 260, Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) or CHM 460, Environmental Chemistry (3) or CHM 461 Environmental Chemistry II (3)

2. GRY 351, Conservation or Natural Resources (3) or AGA 335 Soil and Conservation and Water Management (3)

3. BIO 369, General Ecology (4)

4. GLG 171, Environmental Geology (4)* or GRY 108, Principles of Sustainability (3)**


Recommended: At least one statistic course.

*GLG 171 partially fulfills the Natural World general education requirement

**GRY 108 partially fulfills the Culture and Society general education requirement

contact: Professor Daniel Beckman, Ph.D., DanielBeckman@missouristate.edu  tel: 417-836-5249