University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Nov 29, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Environmental Studies, Minor

The university offers an interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies through the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The environmental studies program addresses problems of the environment and of natural resource and energy use. Students study several academic disciplines. To complete the program, students must earn 21 credits in the minor field. At least nine credits must be in upper-division (300-400 level) courses.

Contact Information

217 Fleischmann Agriculture
(775) 784-4020 / (775) 784-4835

Erica Bigio (A-L) -
Julie Stoughton (M-Z) -

I. Program Requirements (21 units)

A. The following course is required for all students seeking a minor in environmental studies:

B. Additional Requirements

Students pursuing the environmental studies minor must select at least two three-credit courses from courses listed under Ecological and Physical Principles and twelve credits from courses listed under Environmental Economics, Social Principles and Policy.


Students are advised to gain the approval of an environmental studies advisor and the student’s major department before registering for selected courses each semester: the advisor works with the student in designing an appropriate program. No student minoring in environmental studies may include more than six credits from courses in his or her major department. If credits from the major department are used, they must be in addition to those earned to fulfill the requirements for the major.