Climate Change Science and Policy (Minor)

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The Climate Change Science and Policy minor provides a targeted set of natural and social science courses that form a background which will be useful in research, business, public service and non-profit sectors. The minor is a great fit for students who desire to be conversant in the scientific basis of climate change and the various policy responses being taken in governmental contexts throughout the world.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 230GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE4
PPS 260CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY4
GEO/PHY 220OCEANOGRAPHY4
or GEO/PHY 225 EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE

Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following:12
Policy and Social Science Electives (must take at least one):
ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMICS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
GREEN CITIES
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
Natural Science Electives (must take at least one):
EARTH THROUGH TIME WITH LABORATORY
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
REMOTE SENSING