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Environmental Science and Policy

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

 

 

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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

Contact

For information related to the Environmental Science and Policy Minor, please contact one of the following faculty members:

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