A minor is a secondary concentration of course work, outside the area of the major. Some UVM academic programs require students to have a minor, but The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources does not. These minors are available to students from any academic unit on campus. Rubenstein School students are also welcome to complete minors in academic departments outside the School.
A minimum of 17 credit hours is required. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their Environmental Studies minor courses to earn a minor in Environmental Studies. Courses required are:
9 credits of ENVS at the 100-level or above, including 3 credits at the 200-level. Of the 9 credits, one non-ENVS course at the appropriate level may be substituted with the approval of the student's advisor and the Environmental Program.
A minimum of 16 credit hours is required, with at least 9 at the 100-level or higher. Applications for the minor must be filed no later than June 1 of the year preceding graduation. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their Forestry minor courses to earn a minor in Forestry. Required courses:
*Rubenstein School students may not count FOR 1 towards completion of Forestry minor.
A minor in Geospatial Technologies provides knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and spatial analyses. The tools offered by these technologies are essential in the acquisition, integration, and analysis of geographically-referenced data and applicable to a wide array of environmental issues at local to global scales. Complementing their major field of study, an enhanced understanding of geospatial technology will provide students with the expertise necessary to meet the demands of their diverse careers in the global workplace. Required courses (3):
Elective Courses (2):
Select either two courses from Group A or one course each from Group A and Group B.
A minimum of 15 credit hours is required, including:
Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their Parks, Recreation, and Tourism minor courses to earn a minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.
A minimum of 15 credit hours is required. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their Wildlife Biology minor courses to earn a minor in Wildlife Biology. Required courses:
*Also fulfills general education requirement.
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