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Skidmore College
Environmental Studies and Sciences


The minor requires students to complete 19 to 24 credit hours.

1. Two foundation courses: ES 100 - Environmental Concerns in Perspective and one from the following:

2a. One course, at least 3 credits, from ES Cluster A: Culture, Society, and the Environment; and

2b. Three additional credits from ES Cluster A.

3. One course from Cluster B1 or Cluster B2: Exploring the Natural World

4. One additional course from either Cluster A, Cluster B1, or Cluster B2.

No more than two courses per discipline may be counted for the ESS minor.

With permission from the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, students may transfer up to two major or minor courses per semester from approved study abroad or domestic off-campus programs. Only two courses in total may be at the 300-level. No core requirements may be fulfilled from abroad or off-campus programs. Credits received from other accredited institutions may, with permission of the Director, be counted towards ESS requirements.

(See Environmental Studies and Sciences for a list of cluster courses.)