Minor in Environmental Sciences

The Minor in Environmental Sciences provides students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of environmental processes, interrelationships between various components of the environment, and environmental issues.  The breadth of knowledge and skills acquired can complement other degrees (i.e., biology, geography, geological sciences, natural resource science and management, and plant science) and enhance employment opportunities.

The minor in Environmental Sciences with a focus on atmospheric science prepares students for jobs in journalism and broadcast meteorology as well as for certification required by government agencies.

The minor in Environmental Sciences with a focus on soil science prepares students for employment in government regulatory and management agencies conducting soil science research or managing soil resources, environmental and agricultural consulting firms providing clients with soil assessments and testing services, and agricultural research and development.

The minor in Environmental Sciences with a focus on water science prepares students for positions in local, state, and federal agencies managing and monitoring water resources, environmental consulting firms that help clients solve water quality and quantity challenges, and water testing laboratories.    


In addition to university general education requirements, students must meet the degree requirements below:

  • 12 credit hours completed under the curriculum designators: ATM_SC, ENV_SC, and/or SOIL.
  • 9 credit hours at the 3000-level or above

Students may choose to complete a broad range of environmental sciences coursework or gain greater depth of knowledge through a focused study of atmospheric science, soil science, or water science.  All coursework must be approved by an academic advisor within the Environmental Sciences degree program. 

For additional information contact:

Main Phone  573-882-7045

School of Natural Resources, Office of Academic Programs
124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Website: https://snr.missouri.edu/