Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

    Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science and Policy Minor

This degree emphasizes the understanding of interrelationships between social phenomena and the natural (i.e., biological-physical-chemical) environment. It is intended to

1. Increase student awareness of these interconnections in their everyday lives;

2. Introduce students to a variety of social science perspectives (including politics and policies) along with hard environmental science perspectives, that help students make sense of these connections;

3. Identify the contributions of each of these perspectives to our understanding of environmental problems;

4. Discuss how natural resource management and environmental policy reflect these perspectives; and (

5. Produce graduates who promote sustainability in all facets of human enterprise.

Total Minor Credit Hours: 16

GPA Requirement

Minimum GPA in the minor of 2.0.

Grading Requirement

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

Advising Information

Please see and/or contact Teresa Ippolito, the Environmental Science and Policy Academic Advisor. She may be contacted via email at:; by phone at (813) 974-3250; office location is Science Center (SCA) 207.

All students majoring in Environmental Science and Policy are required to see the advisor (Teresa Ippolito- see above for contact information) each semester prior to registration for the following term. Students who are eligible for an internship must see the internship coordinator (Dr. Connie Mizak; (813) 974-3101; six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which they will complete the internship.