The conservation minor is designed for students who want to expand their experience in conservation biology, education, and ecology to prepare for conservation-related careers.
The conservation minor consists of 6 courses.
|Choose 2 of the following conservation courses:||6|
|Choose at least one class from each of the following 4 areas (labs either required or optional):|
|Area 1: Skills||3-4|
|Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences|
|Conservation Education 1|
|Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa|
|Internship in Conservation|
|Internship 1 (must take 491C)|
|Internship 2 (must take 492C)|
|Area 2: Applications||3-4|
|Conservation Behavior 1|
|Avian Conservation and Management|
|Conservation Biology 1|
|Population and Conservation Genetics|
|Area 3: Conservation History||3|
|Narratives of Nature and Culture|
|Environmental History of the United States|
|Area 4: Social Science||3|
|Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Costa Rica|
|Environment and Society|
Can be taken as a track if not taken as one of the required courses.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.