Department of Natural Sciences
As a Minor
The Department of Natural Sciences, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business offer a joint interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sustainability that satisfies Baruch College’s Tier III minor requirement. The Environmental Sustainability minor is suitable for both business and liberal arts students who have an interest in developing a critical understanding of interactions between human society and the broader global ecosystem. The program emphasizes economic, legal, and philosophical issues of environmental sustainability.
To satisfy the Tier III minor in Environmental Sustainability (11 to 12 credits) students must take the required prerequisite ENV 1020 Principles of Ecology. In addition, students select TWO electives plus the required capstone, ENV 4900 Topics in Environmental Science.
ENV 1020 Principles of Ecology.
Required Capstone Course:
ENV 4005 Ecosystem Sustainability
ENV 4900 Topics in Environmental Science
BIO/ENV 3009 Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development
BIO 3020 Biology of Invertebrates
BIO 3040 Plants in Action
BIO/ENV 3050 Freshwater Ecology
CIS 3700 Green IT*
ENV 3001 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENV 3002 Energy Conservation
ENV 3003 Human Conservation
ENV 3005 Economic and Legal Aspects of Ecology
ENV 3008 Air and Water Pollution
ENV 3015/3015L Tropical Reef Ecology
ECO 3511 Contemporary Economic Development
GEOG 3009 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 3036 World Regional Geography
JRN 3800 Environmental Reporting
LAW 3122 Law and the Environment*
LAW 3400 Law, Business and Sustainability*
PAF 3442 The Environment, Political Choices, and Public Policy
PHI 3200 Environmental Ethics
POL 3317 The Politics of Energy and the Environment
*For the purposes of this program, this course counts as an Arts and Sciences course.