Overview of Environmental Systems and Society Minor
The undergraduate 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, water and biological resources. A main goal of the program is to provide students with a foundation for sound decision making as a professional and a citizen.
Students in the Environmental Science B.S. degree program who want to choose this minor should follow the course requirements listed here.
For consideration of courses outside the regular curriculum, please use this form: IoES Petition
Completion of at least two of the following:
Completion of at least five of the following:
Please consult the current Course Offerings file linked above for new additions and other options.
To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 grade-point average), and file a petition at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, 310-206-9193). All degree requirements, including the specific requirements for this minor, must be fulfilled within 216 units.
A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major or minor requirements in any other department or program, 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 an academic adviser at the Institute before enrolling in any courses for the minor.
All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students pursuing the Environmental Science B.S. major with the Environmental Systems and Society minor/concentration must follow the program guidelines here.
For questions regarding your General Education requirements and University requirements, please visit your counseling unit:
Student Affairs Officer
For counseling, please sign in at the front desk of La Kretz 300 for same day or future appointments. Counseling hours are generally Monday - Friday 10 am - 12 pm and 2 - 4 pm.
List provides information to students in the major and minor.
A facebook group for students, alumni, and faculty of the UCLA Environmental Science Program.