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Besides the general biology major requirements and environmental science minor courses what kind of other classes would be helpful for this major and minor?

I am a rising sophomore in college who has declared a minor in environmental science and is considering a biology major or some similar major such as (i.e. microbiology, biochemistry). I need to take several elective courses as graduation requirements and I'm wondering what kind of elective courses would be helpful for this kind of major and minor. #environmental #environmental-services

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Lauren’s Answer

I would personally suggest that you take some elective credits that deal with other subjects that you might have interest in. While it is great to have all science-related courses, it has always been my experience to try some other areas of interest. You might find that you really like a subject that is unrelated to your science focus and possibly try to incorporate that into your decision on a major and/or an additional minor. I started out my undergrad studies in biology. During the Summer after my Freshman year, I took a Psychology class and really liked it. I ended up changing my undergrad Major to Psychology.


Please remember, these are just suggestions. Taking an elective or two in different fields might also help you from getting burnt out as biology is a tough course load. I hope my input helps. Good luck!

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Holly’s Answer

Consider what type of job you would like after graduation. What skill sets would enable you to succeed in that position? Look for electives to help you grow those skill sets.

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Sara’s Answer

Computer courses in database management or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be very helpful, as well as business or law courses in contract management. Having some basic knowledge of a foreign language (particularly Spanish or Chinese) can be useful if you plan to work in a large urban area. I also second the suggestion for regulatory or environmental/urban planning courses.

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Tanushree’s Answer

I would strongly recommend taking environmental policy/ law courses. If you are considering a career in environmental science, understanding the regulatory framework is of utmost importance. I happened to take an environmental economics course as an elective. Though it was one of those courses that called for extensive reading; it was indeed one of the most interesting courses. Also, see if your program offers courses on environmental planning. That would be another interesting area to explore.

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