WSU CAHNRS

Washington State University

School of the Environment

Watershed Lab

Steffen Center

Forestry

Earth Science/Geology

Minor Options

Environmental Science

A minor in Environmental Science requires a minimum of 16 credit hours. Students must complete ENVR SCI 101,  and ENVR SCI 444 (8 credits) and a minimum of 8 additional credit hours selected from ENVR SCI 250, 275, 285, 335, 463, 490; GEOLOGY 230, 303, 315; NATRS 300, 312, 483, 450, 454; or any adviser approved elective. Of these 16 credit hours, 9 hours must be in upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. This minor is not open to students majoring in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences or in Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences.

Forestry

Minimum of 16 credit hours. Required courses: NATRS 204, 300, 301, 305. Restricted electives: at least 5 credit hours selected from ENVR SCI 491, NATRS 435, 446, 450, 460, 464, SOILS 368, 468. Credit hours must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

 

Geology

A student with 90 semester hours may certify a minor in Geology. A minor in Geology requires a minimum of 16 semester hours of letter-graded geology course work, half of which must be in upper-division course work. A minimum 2.0 GPA overall and the minor course work is required.

 

Natural Resources

Minimum of 16 credit hours of courses approved by department. The minor requires students in SOE major: at least 9 credit hours of NATRS courses, as least 9 credit hours of courses numbered 300 or higher, and at least one course in each of the following areas (three courses total); individual courses may be used to satisfy only one area:

  • Basic Principles: NATRS 100 and 303; others upon departmental approval
  • Socioeconomic aspects of natural resource sciences/management: NATRS 303, 311, 312, 403, 419, 438; others upon departmental approval
  • Ecological aspects of natural resource sciences/management: NATRS 280, 301, 302, 303, 419, 450, 460, 470; others upon departmental approval.

 

Rangeland Ecology and Management

Minimum of 16-17 credit hours. Required courses: NATRS 455, 460, SOIL SCI 201, and SOILS 368; plus one of BIOLOGY 462, ENVR SCI 444, or NATRS 430. Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

 

Wildlife Ecology 

Minimum of 19 credit hours is required. Required courses: NATRS 310, 435. Restricted electives: at least 11 credit hours from NATRS 431, 441, 446, 450, or no more than one of the following: BIOLOGY 423, 428, 432. Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

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