Environmental Science and Studies Minor

Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program

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3202 Murray Hall, CB# 3275

(919) 962-1270

Paul W. Leslie, Chair


Amy E. Cooke, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Violet Anderson, Student Services Manager


The minor is designed for students wishing to remain in another discipline but having an interest in the environment as an area of application. Students must take two core courses designed as preliminary courses in the scientific and societal dimensions of environmental issues and problems and in the tools for their solution.

Students who major in the B.A. or B.S. environmental degree programs are not allowed to minor in environmental science and studies.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
ENEC 201Introduction to Environment and Society H4
ENEC 202Introduction to the Environmental Sciences4
Three additional ENEC courses (at least one at the 400 level or higher)9-12
Total Hours17-20

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy (ENEC) course descriptions.

Students must see an ENEC advisor to discuss potential courses. Depending on the courses selected, the minor requires between 17 and 20 credit hours.

See the program page here for special opportunities.