Oct 16, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies at the University of Montevallo is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor that incorporates perspectives from the social and natural sciences, the arts and humanities, and business. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they will need as citizens and as members of the workforce to make informed decisions with respect to ecological issues. The overarching objective is to help students learn to balance present needs with those of future generations while promoting environmental justice and biological sustainability. Course offerings include ES 200  , 250 , 300 , 310 , 401 , 410 , 475 , and 480 , as well as regularly taught classes that meet the criteria for ES designation.

Environmental careers now exist in a wide variety of fields in the public and private sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. Career paths for Environmental Studies minors include employment in public schools and private educational facilities; in city and regional planning agencies; in agencies and firms dealing with environmental impact analysis, law, and natural resource management; in energy management and design consulting firms, utilities and renewable energy businesses; in federal, state, county, and city parks; in public art projects; in environmental writing; and in activist organizations. For more information, contact Susan Caplow at scaplow@montevallo.edu.