Nov 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Sciences Minor

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The environmental sciences minor offers students exposure to the breadth of environmental issues. Students emphasize the natural/physical sciences, and may strategically incorporate the social sciences and humanities.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 17 credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000- level and above) credit hours in the minor.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to minor requirements.
  4. Students must complete all minor courses taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7).  Students cannot complete minor course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Many of the upper-division courses have prerequisites; the student must check the catalog for prerequisite requirements for these courses.
  2. The four upper-division elective courses for the Environmental Sciences minor cannot be from the student’s major discipline, even if the particular course is not counted toward the major.
  3. Undergraduate students may count up to 3 credit hours of independent study (any combination of ENVS 3840, 4840, 4880) towards elective credit in the minor as approved by the undergraduate coordinator.
  4. The lecture/laboratory sequence can be part of the requirements for the major, but not in the student’s major department (i.e., a biology major cannot use the general biology sequence, but could use the general chemistry sequence, which is also required for the biology major).

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