The Environmental Studies Minor integrates scientific, political, economic and social aspects of environmental issues. It examines the long-term effects of human action on ecological patterns and processes. The curriculum provides students with the theory necessary to approach and evaluate environmental problems and the tools needed to develop and implement solutions to the problems. Students are encouraged to become actively engaged in their local, regional and global communities.


Minor requirements:

The student should discuss the program with the Environmental Studies minor advisor within the Biology Department and register by the end of the fifth semester at Saint Anselm College.  To enroll, a student must have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher and be a full-time, degree candidate not majoring in environmental science.

To be awarded this interdisciplinary minor, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade no lower than a C in all certificate courses.
  2. Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.33 in all certificate courses.
  3. Complete two core courses: BI 205  Biosphere at Risk and PO 108  Politics of the Environment or PO 260  Theories and Ideologies in Environmental Politics.
  4. Complete three elective courses, with at least one each from the sciences (BI 319 , BI 320 , BI 328 , BI 329 , CH 260  , PS 201 , PS 103 ) and social sciences ( EC 141 , EC 250 HI 399  (Special Topics:  African Environmental History), HI 109  ,   SO 206 , SO 334 ).