The undergraduate minor in environmental sciences requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in University of Iowa environmental sciences coursework. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The minor in environmental sciences requires the following coursework.

One of these:
ENVS:1080/EES:1080Introduction to Environmental Science4
ENVS:1085/EES:1085Fundamentals of Environmental Science4
One environmental sciences foundation course, chosen from these:
ENVS:3020/EES:3020/GEOG:3020Earth Surface Processes3
ENVS:3100/EES:3100Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing4
GEOG:1050Foundations of GIS4
GEOG:3500/IGPI:3500Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing3
Courses in one of the four environmental sciences tracks below7-8


Track courses must include one 3-4 s.h. track foundation course and 3-4 s.h. in track field study coursework. The tracks are biosciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and hydrosciences.

Biosciences Track

Foundation Courses

BIOL:2246Entomology Lab4
EES:3030/ENVS:3030Conservation Paleobiology4
EES:3070Marine Ecosystems and Conservation3
EES:3220Evolution of the Vertebrates4
GEOG:2950Environmental Conservation3
GEOG:3350Urban Ecology3
GEOG:4470Ecological Climatology3
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory courses (prefix IALL) may be approved in consultation with an environmental sciences advisor

Field Study Courses

4 s.h. from these:
ENVS:3095Field Ecology4
ENVS:3096Winter Ecology2
ENVS:3097Introduction to Bird Study2
ENVS:3230Special Topics (must include field component)1-4
IALL:3103Aquatic Ecology4
IALL:3109Ecology and Systematics of Algae4
IALL:3117Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms2,4
IALL:3122Prairie Ecology4

Chemical Sciences Track

Foundation Courses

CEE:4150/CBE:4420Environmental Chemistry3
CHEM:2210Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM:2220Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM:2230Organic Chemistry I for Majors3
CHEM:2240Organic Chemistry II for Majors3
CHEM:3110Analytical Chemistry I3
CHEM:3120Analytical Chemistry II3
CHEM:3250Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM:4431Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM:4432Physical Chemistry II3

Field Study Courses

CHEM:2410Organic Chemistry Laboratory3
CHEM:3430Analytical Measurements3

Geosciences Track

Foundation Courses

EES:2200/ENVS:2200Historical Geology4
EES:3300Sedimentary Geology4
EES:3360/GEOG:3360Soil Genesis and Geomorphology3
EES:3500Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
EES:3840Structural Geology4
EES:4790Applied Environmental Geology3

Field Study Courses

EES:2831Geologic Field Methods3
EES:4680Field Methods in Hydrologic Science3
EES:4832Geologic Field Analysis3
GEOG:4010Field Methods in Physical Geography3

Hydrosciences Track

Foundation Courses

EES:3110/ENVS:3110Chemical Evolution of the Oceans3
EES:3380/CEE:3328Fluvial Geomorphology3
EES:3390Integrated Watershed Analysis3
EES:4490Elements of Geochemistry3
EES:4790Applied Environmental Geology3
EES:4800Global Geophysics3

Field Study Course

EES:4680Field Methods in Hydrologic Science3