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Environmental Studies Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who minor in Environmental Studies will gain a basic understanding of human-environment interactions and environmental policy from the regional (Southwest U.S.) to global scales. Course choices include social science and policy courses on water, land use, food, energy, the built environment, environmental history, gender and the environment, and climate-related issues in both urban and rural contexts.

Research Opportunities: 

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching.

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Urban Environment
Water