North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

Environmental Studies introduces you to the social, cultural, economic and biological causes and solutions to today's environmental problems. The minor requires 21 credits (7 classes): 3 credit hours in each of the 3 core areas (science, humanities, and social science) for a total of 9 credit hours; 9 additional credit hours in electives; and, completion of the environmental capstone course, ENV 300 Modern Environmental Issues (3 credits). Descriptions for core and elective courses can found in biology, business, chemistry, economics, LEV, English, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology & anthropology programs.

Core Courses
Course Code Title Credit Hours
BIO 101 Diversity, Evolution, & Ecology 3
BIO 106 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
CHM 142 General Chemistry II - Environmental Chemistry 3
ENG 125 We Are What We Eat 3
ENV 300 Modern Environmental Issues 3
HST 185 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3
HST 248 Environmental History 3
IDS 125 Collapse: How Societies Make Environmental Choics 3
IDS 125 Fair Trade—Free Trade 3
PSC 101 Introduction to American Government 3
SOA 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOA 155 Native Americans 3
Elective Courses
Course Code Title Credit Hours
BIO 201 Botany 3
BIO 202 Zoology 3
BIO 216 Ecology 3
BUS 390 Environmental Management 3
CHM 210 Chemical Analysis 3
ECB 110 Business and Society 3
ECB 290 Special Topics (when appropriate) 3
ECB 390 Special Topics (when appropriate) 3
ECN 100 Economics of Social Issues 3
ECN 290 Special Topics: Contemporary Issues in Economics (when appropriate) 3
ECN 390 Special Topics: Contemporary Issues in Economics (when appropriate) 3
ENG 245 Science and Literature 3
ENG 460 Special Topics (when appropriate) 3
HST 185 Peoples and Cutlures of Africa 3
HST 325 American Cities and Suburbs (when appropriate) 3
HTB 115 Human Geography 3
LEV 495 Applied Leadership (when appropriate) 3
PHL 110 Ethics 3
PSC 214 American Political Parties and Interest Groups 3
SCI 141 Physical Geology 3
SOA 190 Urban Problems 3
SOA 245 Public Policy 3