Our earth’s environmental challenges, including extraction and consumption of natural resources, waste management, energy and water use, and global climate change will provide society, governments, and businesses with major challenges and opportunities for the foreseeable future. The Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability minor provides students with a background and global perspective for understanding some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.
|Select four of the following (must be in addition to the 4-credit NASC requirement in the general education core) and at least three must be designated as NASE/C:|
|Green Biology: Ecological and Botanical Connections|
|Chemistry of Sustainable Products|
|Principles of Geology|
|Energy and The Environment|
|Environmental Science and Sustainability|
|Ecology: Principles and Applications|
|Coastal Biology of Cape Cod|
|Human Health and Disease in Today's World|
|Global Health Challenges|
|Coastal Geology of Cape Cod|
|Water and the Environment|
|Global Climate Change|
|Weather and Climate|
|Science of Sustainability|
|Science of Environmental Policy|
Only one of the following may be counted toward the minor:
|Experimental Course in NS (if appropriate topic)|
|American Environmental History|
Policies Related to Minors
- Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
- Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as a business-related elective, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
- The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
- Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
- Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
- Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).
- A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
- Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
- Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
- Students may only complete a maximum of two minors. A course may only apply to one minor.
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- A minor may not be declared after a student has been awarded their bachelor's degree.