When you pursue an environmental studies minor, you learn how to identify, analyze, and influence the complex forces shaping the environment and living things. You study the fascinating interactions between humans and other components of the natural environment through coursework that combines the earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems with studies in the humanities and social systems.
You can complement any major with this interdisciplinary studies minor to create a broader professional path for positions in government, private industry, and non-profit organizations.
If you want to turn this interdisciplinary studies minor into a major, consider Truman’s interdisciplinary studies major.
In the summer of 2021, the City of Kirksville conducted a greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) for all government operations for the calendar year 2019, with the help of two Truman State University interns. The City is now seeking a student intern to help Kirksville’s City Planner complete the next phases of this process, which will include forecasting and planning for the City to set goals to reduce emissions. The intern will use online software designed to help cities set emissions reduction goals.
A possibility exists to earn ENVS credit (probably 1 credit) for the internship.
For more information about this minor, contact one of the committee members.
- Chair: Drew Seig (Biology Department)
- Kathryn Ashton, Student Member
- Marc Becker (History Department, on sabbatical AY 23)
- Bob Johnson (Agricultural Science Department)
- Donna Liss (Information Technology Services)
- Chad Montgomery (Biology Department)
- Blaine Smallwood, Student Government Representative
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