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Minor Programs

We offer the following minor programs:

  • Why get a minor in Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP)?

    The professional positions you pursue after graduation will increasingly require you to make informed decisions about the best use of our limited resources. Pursuing a minor in ENSP will help you to assemble a knowledge base that will enhance your ability to make decisions that balance the competing demands of society, the economy, and environment. An understanding of environmental science and insights into the policies that drive our interactions with the environment will allow you to direct your life in a direction that satisfies both your professional goals and personal interests.

    The ENSP minor cuts across numerous disciplines. Students who have earned the minor in the past include majors in Environmental Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Biological Sciences, Forest Resource Management, and Health Science.

    The requirements for the minor are listed in the following table, along with prerequisites for the course and the usual semester(s) in which the course is offered. Be sure to consult your academic advisors and Undergraduate Announcements for further details and to stay current with any changes.

    ENSP MINOR COURSE LIST

    18 credits minimum

    (Core courses: 6 credits; Group I: at least 6 credits; Group II: at least 2 credits; Group III: at least 2 credits)

    Course

    Credits

    Title

    Prerequisites

    Semesters Offered

    CORE REQUIRED COURSES

    ENSP 2000

    3

    Introduction to Environmental Science

    General Education Natural Science with Lab requirement

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    ENSP 4000

    3

    Studies in Environmental Science

    One of the following:

    • ENSP 2000
    • EES 2020

    Fall, Summer

    GROUP I – SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:  At least 6 credits from the following list

    BE (PES) 4080

    3

    Land Treatment of Waste Water and Sludges

    Senior standing

    Not offered recently

    BIOL 4100

    3

    Limnology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1110

    Spring

    BIOL 4410

    3

    Ecology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1110

    Fall

    BIOL 4420

    3

    Biogeography

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 3020
    • BIOL 3030
    • BIOL 3040

    Not offered recently

    BIOL 4430

    3

    Freshwater Ecology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1110

    Fall

    BIOL 4460

    3

    Plant Ecology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1110

    Spring

    CH 4130

    3

    Chemistry of Aqueous Systems

    One of the following:

    • CH 1020
    • CH 1060

    Spring

    EES 4010

    3

    Environmental Engineering

    One of the following:

    • (CE 3410 or CHE 2300 or ME 3080) or
    • (GEOL 4820 and either GEOL 4150 or MATH 2060)

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    EES 4020

    3

    Water and Waste Treatment Systems

    One of the following:

    • EES 2020
    • EES 4010

    Offered infrequently

    EES 4300

    3

    Air Pollution Engineering

    One of the following:

    • EES 2020
    • EES 4010

    Fall

    EES 4850

    3

    Hazardous Waste Management

    All of the following:

    • EES 2020 or EES 4010
    • CH 2010 or CH 2230

    Spring

    ENT 3000

    3

    Environmental Entomology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1030
    • BIOL 1040

    Not offered recently

    ETOX 4000

    3

    Wildlife Toxicology

    All of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060; or BIOL 1110
    • BCHM 3010 or BCHM 3050; or CH 2230 and CH 2270
    • WFB 3500

    Not offered recently

    ETOX 4210

    3

    Chemical Sources and Fate in Environmental Systems

    All of the following:

    • CH 2230
    • CH 2270
    • CH 3130

    Not offered recently

    ETOX 4300

    3

    Toxicology

    All of the following:

    • CH 2230 and CH 2270
    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060; or BIOL 1110

    Fall

    FOR 2060

    3

    Forestry Ecology

    • Preq: BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050; or FOR 2050; or PES 2020
    • Coreq: FOR 2061

    Spring

    PES 2020

    4

    Soils

    • Preq: CH 1010 or GEOL 1010
    • Coreq: PES 2021

    Spring, Fall

    PES (BE) 4080

    3

    Land Treatment of Waste Water and Sludges

    • Senior standing

    Not offered recently

    PES 4900

     

     

    •  

    Not offered recently

    WFB 4140

    3

    Wildlife Nutritional Ecology

    All of the following:

    • WFB 3000
    • WFB 3500

    Not offered recently

    GROUP II – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:  At least 2 credits from the following list

    AGRB 3570

    3

    Natural Resources Economics

    One of the following:

    • AGRB 2020
    • ECON 2000
    • ECON 1100

    Spring

    BE 4640

    3

    Non-point Source Management in Engineered Ecosystems

    • Senior standing
    • Preq: MICR 3050
    • Coreq: BE 4641

    Not offered recently

    BE (EES) 4840

    3

    Municipal Solid Waste Management

    One of the following:

    • EES 2020
    • EES 4010

    Spring

    BIOL (WFB) 3130

    3

    Conservation Biology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050 and BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110

    Spring, Summer

    ECON 3190

    3

    Environmental Economics

    ECON 3140

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    EES (BE) 4840

    3

    Municipal Solid Waste Management

    One of the following:

    • EES 2020
    • EES 4010

    Spring

    EES 4860

    3

    Environmental Sustainability

    Junior standing in CECAS

    Fall (EES majors only), Spring (other majors)

    ENSP (PES) 3150

    3

    Environment and Agriculture

    Sophomore standing and one of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110
    • CH 1010 and CH 1020
    • CH 1050 and CH 1060

     

    Not offered recently

    FOR 4060

    2

    Forested Watershed Management

    Coreq: FOR 4061

    Spring

    GEOL 2700

    3

    Experiences in Sustainable Development:  Water

     

    Fall

    GEOL 3000

    3

    Environmental Geology

    GEOL 1010

    Fall

    MSE 4330

    3

    Combustion Systems and Environmental Emissions

    MSE 3260

    Spring

    PES (ENSP) 3150

    3

    Environment and Agriculture

    Sophomore standing and one of the following:

    • BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110
    • CH 1010 and CH 1020
    • CH 1050 and CH 1060

    Not offered recently

    WFB 3060

    2

    Introduction to Wildlife Conservation

     

    Not offered recently

    WFB (BIOL) 3130

    3

    Conservation Biology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050 and BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110

    Spring, Summer

    WFB 3500

    3

    Principles of Fish and Wildlife Biology

    One of the following:

    • BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050 and BIOL 1040 and BIOL 1060
    • BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1110

    Spring

    WFB 4120

    3

    Wildlife Management

    • Preq: WFB 3000 and WFB 3500
    • Coreq: WFB 4121

    Fall

    WFB 4620

    3

    Wetland Wildlife Biology

    All of the following:

    • WFB 3000
    • WFB 3500

    Spring

    GROUP III – ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND SOCIAL IMPACTS:  At least 2 credits from the following list

    ENSP 4720

    2

    Environmental Planning and Control

    Consent of instructor

    Not offered recently

    HIST 3920

    3

    History of the Environment of the United States

     

    Offered occasionally

    HLTH 4310

    3

    Public and Environmental Health

     

    Spring

    PHIL 3450

    3

    Environmental Ethics

     

    Fall, Spring

    RS (SOC) 4010

    3

    Human Ecology

    Junior standing

    Fall

    SOC (RS) 4010

    3

    Human Ecology

    Junior standing

    Fall

    WFB 4300

    3

    Wildlife Conservation Policy

    All of the following:

    • WFB 3000
    • WFB 3500

    Spring

  • (20 credits)
    A minor in Geology requires GEOL 1010/1030, 2020, and 12 additional credits in geology, at least nine of which must be drawn from 3000–4000-level geology courses.

Information

For information related to the Environmental Science and Policy Minor, please contact:

Beth Carraway
ecarraw@clemson.edu
Scott Brame
brames@clemson.edu
Minory Namouz
mnammou@clemson.edu
Tom Owino
towino@clemson.edu
Margaret Thompson
mtmps@clemson.edu

For information related to the Geology Minor, please contact:

Mark Schlautman
mschlau@clemson.edu
Alan Coulson
acoulso@clemson.edu

Or, come visit the Main Office, 445 Brackett Hall