Environmental Science Minor

Contact Us
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

229 Heller Hall
1114 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55803
United States

Program Type
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Swenson College of Science and Engineering

About this Program

The environmental science minor enhances a student's understanding of the scope of environmental problems, the biochemical and physical processes of environmental degradation, the sciences of non-renewable and renewable resources, and economic and political issues surrounding environmental problems. The minor provides valuable background for many environmental careers and applications.

  • Active learning environment
  • Access to state-of-the–art instrumentation
  • Focus on undergraduate teaching and research

Program Learning Outcomes

Admissions and Scholarships

In Addition to the SCSE scholarships provided our department also offers many others including, the Kenneth E. Differt Scholarship, the James R. Frantes Graduate Fellowship, the Estwing Award, the Ralph and Ellen Marsden Scholarship, the Robert C. Bright Field Camp Scholarship, the Robert L. Heller Field Camp Scholarship, the Lempi M. & John W. Pagnucco Scholarship, the Rip Rapp Geology Field Camp Scholarship, the Randy Seeling Graduate Student Award,  the Roderick Syck Field Camp Scholarship, and the Richard Patelke Scholarship.

Student Clubs

We have 2 main clubs on campus. The Geology club is an academic organization with the goal of sharing our passion for geology and helping students make connections in the department and throughout the field. We want to show students what geology is really about.

The Environmental Science club is a club for those interested in activities involving science, environmental issues, and conservation. The club takes part in outdoor recreation events as well as restoration projects and trash pick ups.