Minor in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines relationships between the human and physical landscapes. Topics such as global climate change, deforestation, wetland degradation, water, soil and air pollution, sustainability, economics, ethics, policies and laws, history, and literature all fall under the domain of environmental studies. Additionally, heightened public awareness about the hazards facing the environment and the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is spurring a demand for environmental specialists.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.”


KSU environmental studies students in the classroom


  • Program Snapshot

    Required Courses: 3 Credit Hours
    : Students must take one of the following courses. Students may elect to take both of the courses; students who take both ANTH 4430 and GEOG 3700 will need an additional 9 credit hours (selected from the options below).

    • ANTH 4430: Environmental Anthropology Field Methods
      - or -
    • GEOG 3700: Introduction to Environmental Studies

    Additional Courses: 12 Credit Hours
    Note: Students may select any four courses from the list below. They may also apply credit earned in an environmentally-themed section of Special Topics (GEOG 4490) or Gender Studies (ENGL 3330, GWST 4040) courses with approval of the ENVS program coordinator.

    • ENVS 3720: Sustainability at KSU
    • ENVS 3730: Natural Resource Management
    • ENVS 4300: Environmental Ethics
    • GEOG 3305: Introduction to Cartographic Processes
    • GEOG 3710: Local & Global Sustainability
    • GEOG 3800: Climatology
    • GEOG 3850: Global Climate Change
    • GEOG 3900: Biogeography
    • GEOG 4700: Geomorphology
    • WRIT 3170: Environmental Writing and Literature
    • POLS 4456: International Environmental Policy
    • SCI 3360: Earth Science
    • SCI 4700L: Applied Environmental Studies
    • ENVS 3398: Internship

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4042

402 Bartow Ave MB #4042 
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-2373

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