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Environmental Science, Minor


An Environmental Science minor is available for students with an interest in natural and unnatural processes that affect our planet. 

A minor consists of 6 courses and is indicated on your permanent record. 

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  1. Chemistry 101 
  2. Biology 151 
  3. Biology 152 
  4. Biology 241 or 242 

One of the following courses: 

  • Biology 241 or 242 
  • Biology 280 
  • Biology or Chemistry 455 
  • Biology 390 or Chemistry 396 
  • Chemistry 361 
  • Chemistry 362

Geology or Conservation Biology courses at an LVAIC school with permission of the chair of the natural science department.

One of the following: 

  • Political Science 280 
  • History 316 
  • Biology 499

Environmental policy or history course at an LVAIC school with permission of the chair of the natural sciences department.


At DeSales, you will be immersed in labs that rival those of the nation’s top universities from your first day here.

The Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center offers state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories in chemistry, biology, and physics.

Campbell Hall houses our neuroscience major, general biology, ecology, environmental science, and field biology labs. 

Research and the methodology of science are deeply integrated into our programs. You'll get more hands-on learning than at most other schools, and because all of our lab equipment is exclusively for undergraduate use, your independent research and course-related lab work will never take a back seat to graduate students.

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Hurd Science Lab DeSalesStudent laboratory experiences are intentionally designed to ensure that you actually work with the equipment and learn its operation rather than merely watching or reading about it. Our small numbers and close relationship between faculty and students make this an easy and natural process.


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We're passionate about helping our students and alumni explore major and career options, find experiential education, and achieve post-graduation success in an evolving global world. 

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DeSales has an international experience for every student, every major, for every student athlete — we have something for everyone, no matter what.

We have many international agreements that allow you to study abroad for a semester at the same cost as your DeSales tuition, and you can use your financial aid!

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