Minors

Minor in Environmental Analysis & Policy

The minor in environmental analysis & policy consists of five courses as specified below. Up to two courses taken as part of a student’s major requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor in environmental analysis & policy. Courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Principal Courses: CAS EC 101, CAS GE 100, and GE 309.
  • Minor Electives: Two courses from: CAS GE 375, 394, 420, 425, 519, 520, 550, 594; CAS GE 250, 302, 304, 356, 365, 375, 425, 460; CAS HI 351; CAS IR 390, 395, 594, 599. One of these courses must be in quantitative environmental modeling from CAS GE 302, GE 365, GE 375, GE 420, or GE 550.

Minor in Environmental Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems

The minor in environmental remote sensing & geographic information systems (GIS) consists of five courses as specified below. Up to two courses taken as part of a student’s major requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor in environmental remote sensing & GIS.

  • Principal Courses: Two principal courses are required: CAS GE 302 and GE 365.
  • Minor Electives: Three courses from: CAS GE 440, GE 445, GE 448, GE 502, GE 503, GE 505, or GE 516.

Minor in Environmental Science

The minor in environmental science consists of five courses as specified below. Up to two courses taken as part of a student’s major requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor in environmental science.

  • Principal Courses: Two courses selected from: CAS BI 107, CAS ES 105, CAS GE 100, CAS CH 101, and CAS PY 211.
  • Minor Electives: Three courses selected from: CAS BI 305, BI 306, BI/ES 443, BI 448, ES 317, ES 333, ES 351, ES 533, ES 534, ES 541, GE/BI 307, GE 310, GE 503, GE 504, GE 514, GE/BI 525.

Minor in Earth Sciences

  • A five-course minor in earth sciences consists of no more than one 100-level course (CAS ES 101, 105, 140, 142, 144, or GE 104) and at least four courses at the 200 level or above, including at least one of ES 302 or ES 351. Grades in each of these five courses must be C or higher. All student minors develop their programs in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Minor in Sustainable Energy  [read more]

The minor in Sustainable Energy consists of seven courses as specified below. Up to two courses taken as part of a student’s major requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor in Sustainable Energy. Courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Principal Courses: CAS GE 150, ENG EK 225, SMG SM 131, SMG FE 101
  • Practicum: SMG SI 430
  • Quantitative Environmental Modeling: One course from CAS GE 375, CAS GE 302,CAS GE 365, CAS GE 550 Modeling Environmental and Social Systems, CAS EC 414, SMG QM 450
  • Minor Electives; One course from CAS GE 250, CAS GE 304, CAS GE 460, CAS GE 512, CAS GE 519, CAS GE 521, CAS GE 555, CAS GE 560, CAS IR 536, CAS IR 594, CAS IR 599, CAS EC 571, ENG EK 133, ENG EK 335, ENG EK 408, ENG ME 430, ENG EC/ME/SE 543, ENG EK 546, ENG EC/MS 573,  SMG SI 480, SMG SI 453.

Cooperative Program with Boston College

This cooperative program permits degree candidates at Boston University to pursue courses in areas of fluid mechanics and geophysics at Boston College. Cross-registration is designated by the symbols XAS (for undergraduate students) and XRG (for graduate students).

For more information, contact:

  • Sayaka Yamaki, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    CAS 131C, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
    Phone: 617-358-0499; email: syamaki@bu.edu
  • Professor Lawford Anderson, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    STO 141J, 675 Commonwealth Ave
    Phone: 617-358-6668; email: lawford@bu.edu