Environmental Studies Minor
The environmental studies minor is an interdisciplinary program. Students in the program work closely with faculty advisors to form a study plan based on their specific goals and interests. Depending on individual interests and career objectives, students usually combine the minor with a major in biology, chemistry, geology, or geography.

Courses required for the environmental studies minor include:
  • General Botany or Vertebrate Zoology
  • General Ecology
  • General Chemistry (2 courses)
  • Field Experience
  • Global Weather and Climate Systems or Landforms and Landscapes
  • Environmental Conservation and Development or Land Resource Management
  • Physical Geology or Environmental Geology

Students also choose three supporting courses that represent two departments outside their major. Some supporting courses explicitly related to the environment include:

  • Local Flora
  • Plant Morphology
  • Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Entomology Applied Ecology
  • Aquatic Biology


  • General Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry


  • Water and Land Resources
  • Water Resources Management
  • Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing


  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology

Political Science

  • The Politics of Environmental Policy

Please see the Augustana catalog for a more detailed listing of the required and supporting courses for the environmental studies minor.

Interested? Any questions?
Contact us!

Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk, Professor of Biology. Phone: (309) 794-3436. Email: BIDZIADYK@augustana.edu.

Dr. Norman Moline, Professor of Geography. Phone (309) 794-7303. Email: GGMOLINE@augustana.edu.