Environmental Inquiry

Prepare for addressing environmental issues through the environmental inquiry major. In this minor, you can gain the multiple perspectives necessary for understanding environmental issues as well as increase your skills in collaborating with those from very different disciplinary backgrounds to find acceptable solutions.  

Students will be challenged to move beyond the channels of thinking characteristic of their own discipline to new ways of knowing, new sensitivities, and new analytical approaches. The program will engage students actively in learning experiences outside their major course of study. 

Specializations Available

The minor offers seven specializations:

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Energy Resources
  • Environment and Society
  • Environmental Explorations
  • Human Settlements
  • Ideas about the Environment
  • Water Resources