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Minor in Environmental Studies

Why Earn Your Environmental Studies Degree at Saint Leo University?

At only 15 credit hours, the environmental studies minor can easily fit into most schedules. This minor is especially useful for students who wish to work in a field related to the environment and animals. By completing coursework in this minor, students will develop a greater understanding of what is happening in our environment and ways to become responsible stewards as well as advance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
21 hours
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Undergraduate Environmental Studies Program Details

This Minor Comprises of the Following Courses

Courses are offered regularly and you can pick from any five of the following classes to complete the minor:

  1. ENG 357 Reading the Environment in Literature and Film
  2. ENV 330 Creating Sustainable Societies
  3. ENV 350 Global Climate Change
  4. LBS 320 Investigating National Parks
  5. PHI 346 Environmental Ethics
  6. REL 488 EcoTheology
  7. SOC 330 Environmental Sociology

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering environmental studies degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Classroom learning is only part of the environmental studies degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start.

    Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.