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Environmental Studies Minor

Earn a Minor in Environmental Studies at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll acquire the tools and experiences necessary for understanding and addressing the unprecedented environmental challenges our world faces. Stand out to employers with a minor relevant across disciplines. You’ll be prepared for earth-keeping careers in education, community advocacy, environmental law, and more. You’ll experience field studies internship opportunities with organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, and engage in political and cultural activism.

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Program Information

  • Program Units: 18-19


  • Azusa (Main Campus). International/Off-campus
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Engage with environmentally focused organizations in the Los Angeles area. 
  • Pursue community, regional, or global internships.
  • Participate in field trips and field studies related to learning.
  • Foster new perspectives, affections, and personal habits to make a difference in environmental challenges.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid
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APU Students Share Passion for the Environment with Azusa Community

Mentored by their professor, Kimberly Main ’20 and Nathan Nunez ’21 launch into an hands-on research project to make a difference in their local environment.

Program Details

The environmental studies minor offers a learning environment that equips a rising generation with the intellectual tools and learning experiences needed to understand and address the causes and consequences of the unprecedented environmental challenges facing them. The new perspectives, affections, and personal habits fostered through the program ground the “task of our times”: to repair the damage done to marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and to produce sustainable systems of food, fuel, and shelter.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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