Environment and Sustainability / Undergraduate Study

Environmental Systems and Society Minor

The Environmental Systems and Society minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses addressing the relationships between environmental science and associated social and political issues. The minor seeks to impart a deeper understanding of environmental systems related to air, land, and water resources, providing a basis for sound professional decision making.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (2.0 grade-point average) and file a petition at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 300 La Kretz Hall, 310-206-9193.

Required Lower-Division Courses (8 units): At least two courses from Astronomy 3, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 1, 2, 3, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 1, 15, 16, 20, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 10, 13, 25, Environment M1A, M1B, 10, 12, 25, M30, M30SL, Geography 1, 2, 5.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): At least five courses from Environment M109, M111, 121, M130, M132, M133, 134, M135, M137, 150, M153, M155, 157, 159, 160, M161, 162, 163, M164, 166, M167, 186.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA. Transfer or substitution of credit for any of the above is subject to institute approval; consult with an academic adviser at the institute before enrolling in any courses for the minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.