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The SOU Environmental Science and Policy Program offers or supports the following certificates and minors:

Certificate in Sustainability Leadership (32 credits)

The SOU Sustainability Leadership Certificate consists of a 32-credit curriculum designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in organizations committed to sustainable practices. Coursework features a highly interactive and practical approach to learning.   2015-16 Catalog Information

Environmental Studies Minor (32 credits)

Lower Division, Required (16 credits)

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Earth Science (ES 101) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Biological Science (ES 102) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Science (ES 103) 4 credits 
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Chemical Science (ES 104) 4 credits

OR

  • Environmental Chemistry (CH 101) 4 credits

Upper Division Natural Science, Select two of the following (8 credits)

  • Introduction to Ecology (BI or ES 340) 4 credits
  • Climatology (ES 482) 4 credits
  • Environmental Geology (ES 360) 4 credits
  • Hydrology (ES 314) 4 credits

Upper Division Social Science, Select two of the following (8 credits)

  • Environmental Policy and Impact Analysis (ES 351) 4 credits
  • Ecological Economics & Sustainable Development (ES 421) 4 credits
  • Sustainability and Natural Resources (ES 423) 4 credits
  • Environmental Sociology (ES/SOAN 420) 4 credits
  • Conservation in the U.S. (ES 437) 4 credits