Environmental Science Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Minor Code: 6222 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Curriculum (19 credit hours)

Students must choose 19 credit hours from the list below. All courses are three credit hours, with the exception of the one-credit-hour ENS 4901 Special Topics in Environmental Science.

  • ENS 1001 The Whole Earth Course
    Credit Hours: 3

    Consists of six interrelated modules (cosmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, anthroposphere) taught by faculty of the College of Engineering and Sciences, and College of Aeronautics. Emphasizes the interactions and interdependence of Earth systems. Includes the role of humans in global change.

  • ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments
    Credit Hours: 3

    Origin, fate, effects and distribution of air pollutants. Covers dispersion modeling, federal and state legislation, source control and monitoring.

  • ENS 4004 Aquatic Environmental Toxicology
    Credit Hours: 3

    The concepts of toxicology, classifications, kinetics of biological effects and environmental sampling and testing. Includes the effect of environmental agents on aquatic systems and the fate of chemicals in the environment.


    BIO 1020 and CHM 1102 

  • ENS 4010 Geographic Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Concepts and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Presents case studies from environmental and geoscience applications.

  • ENS 4300 Renewable Energy and the Environment
    Credit Hours: 3

    Understanding human energy needs; alternative generating systems; renewable sources including biomass, hydro, ocean current, solar and wind; socioeconomic implications of sustainable energy.


    PHY 2002 

  • ENS 4700 Environmental Hydrology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers descriptive and quantitative aspects of surface and groundwater hydrology, emphasizing both data interpretation and measurement methodology. Stresses subject areas of particular importance to environmental scientists and meteorologists.

  • ENS 4800 Limnology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Chemical, physical and biological dynamics of inland waters.


    BIO 1020 and CHM 1102 

  • ENS 4901 Special Topics in Environmental Science
    Credit Hours: 1

    Special course topics not covered in the regular curriculum, offered on occasion to specific student groups.

    Instructor approval