Environmental studies and sustainability students on Study Abroad trip in Cuba.

Program Overview

Are you interested in connections among ecological, economic, and social systems? Do you want to work collaboratively to address sustainability challenges? If so, then consider adding a minor in Environmental Studies. Students who minor in Environmental Studies at NMU are trained and educated to observe and measure how people interact with Earth’s natural and cultural environments and are better positioned to understand our changing world and to ensure its sustainability. This environmental awareness subsequently improves the performance of business, planning, law, management, education, communication, criminal justice, public affairs, and other professions as they deal with environmental ethics and challenges.

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Minor Requirements


Student observing landfill on sustainability field trip.

Declaring the Environmental Studies Minor

We strongly encourage you to meet with an academic adviser in EEGS before declaring the major. Kelsey Avey (; schedule a meeting) is our Embedded Success Specialist, and she can provide valuable guidance and will work with you to develop a course plan.

When you are ready to declare:

  1. Visit the Academic and Career Advisement Office's (ACAC) Change or Declare a Major page.
  2. Enter your name, NMU IN, email address, class standing, check the "change my major" box, and input any additional relevant comments.
  3. Submit the declare request.

You may also visit the ACAC office in 3202 C.B. Hedgcock Building.