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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
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Certificate in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
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Certificate in Horticultural Therapy (34-37 credits)
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Environmental Sciences (21 credits)  

Minor in Environmental Sciences (21 credits)

Adviser: Jeffra Schaefer; Environmental and Natural Resources Building, 848-932-5779 (

Program Webpage:

Required Courses (9 credits)*

  11:375:101  Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3)

and two of the following:

  11:375:201  Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

  11:375:202  Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

  11:375:203  Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3) or Fate and Transport (11:375:423 or 11:117:323)

Electives (12 credits)
Elective courses cannot be used to satisfy other minor requirements.
6 credits must not overlap with Major.

List of approved courses:
11:375:302 Elements of Water and Water Waste Treatment (3)
11:375:303 Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3)
11:375:307 Solid Waste Management & Treatment (3)
11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Lab (3)
11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Lab (2)
11:375:322 Energy Technology & Environment (3)
11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)
11:375:346 Intro to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
11:375:360 Soils & Water (4)
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)
11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)
11:375:423 Environmental Fate & Transport (3)
11:375:424 Air Sampling and  Analysis (3)
11:375:430 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)
11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
11:375:450 The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle (3)
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
11:375:474 Coastal Biogeochemical Cycles in a Changing World (3)
or equivalent Environmental Science (375) course approved by the program advisor

*Many of the courses require the following prerequisites: 01:119:115,116, and 117; 01:160:161-162; calculus; organic chemistry; two semesters of physics.

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