As humans and natural disasters continue to alter and degrade ecosystems, understanding how to restore landscapes and communities is essential. The Restoration Ecology minor allows students in related majors to gain hands-on knowledge of the science behind restoring ecosystems. This background is especially valuable to students who will be working in the various natural resource management fields.
The minor requires a total of 21-22 hours of coursework.
Required Restoration Ecology minor courses
- ENVS 0105 - Natural History and Field Techniques
- or BIOL 0202 - Conservation Biology Credits: 4
- ENVS 0241 - Restoration Ecology
- BIOL 0219 - Aquatic Biology
- or ENVS 0220 - Surface and Groundwater Hydrology Credits: 4or ENVS 0255 - Environmental Soil Science Credits: 4or ENVS 0300 - Wetlands Assessment and Planning Credits: 4
- BIOL 0204 - GIS Applications for Natural Sciences
- or GPS 0244 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3
- ENVS 0341 - Ecological Restoration
- ENVS 0342 - Restoration Ecology Capstone Experience