A minor in environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program that is available to you, regardless of your major. The required coursework provides the opportunity for you to consider the relationship between people and the environment from social, cultural, economic, political, ethical, and scientific perspectives.
Some students choose to minor in environmental studies in order to prepare for a career in an environmental field such as environmental law, environmental policy and planning, environmental geology, wildlife biology, fisheries, forestry, conservation biology, marine biology, environmental chemistry, or environmental medicine. Others may pursue the minor simply because they want to learn more about the relationship between people and the planet. A distinctive feature of environmental studies at Millsaps is its emphasis on hands-on experience in the form of field courses, environmental research, or internships.
Field courses at Millsaps offer a variety of experiences, from research on geology in Yellowstone National Park to archaeological explorations in Yucatán to research on Mississippi’s native wildlife.
There are also various opportunities for environmental internships in the Jackson area where many environmental agencies and organizations maintain state or regional offices.