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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Urban Environmental Science Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Margaret Bryant

Twelve credit hours (4 courses) of urban concentration courses are required to satisfy the minor: 6 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives outside the student's major. Entry into the minor requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 in residence at ESF.

Core Course Requirements

To satisfy the Minor in Urban Environmental Science, the student must take the following core courses:

Core courses

Course Number Course Expected time of completion (Semester/Year) Credits
EST 220
EFB 220
Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
offered Autum 3


and three credits of a "Capstone" project accomplished from among the following:


Course Number Course Codes * Credits
XXX 496 Approved 'experimental' course   3
XXX 498 Approved Independent Research Project   3
XXX 499 Approved Internship   3
ESTABLISHED COURSE Approved Course   3

A student enrolled in the minor, will present to the advisory committee in the sixth week of the semester prior to engagement in the learning endeavor, a plan for a “capstone” experience, which will be undertaken working in conjunction with a faculty member(s) who will oversee an off-campus internship (courses numbered 499), independent-study project (courses numbered 498), or completion of a final project undertaken in a special topic (courses numbered 496) or established 3-credit course. All students will present their completed projects to the advisory committee and their peers in the last week of classes, depending on the semester of completion (fall or spring). All students currently enrolled in the minor are expected to attend capstone presentations.

Elective Course Requirements

Outside the student’s Major, 6 additional credits selected from the list of approved courses, which are offered in a faculty other than that of the student’s major, and which are above and beyond those courses being used to satisfy a student’s major, general education or professional requirements.