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The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

Climate Change Minor

The climate change minor enables students to investigate the impact of climate change on a local and global basis, including sea level rise, changing weather patterns, and ocean acidificationThese issues will be of critical importance in the coming years, with the potential for major negative impacts on human health as well as the area’s economy, including tourism and real estate.   

Admission Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor/student success counselor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete the following:
BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (4) or (BSC 1010 (3) and BSC 1010L (1))
BSC 1011C General Biology w/Lab II (4) or (BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1))
EVR 2861 Intro to Environmental Policy (3)
GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)

Complete 6 credits from the following:
BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
EVS 4874C Climate Change Ecology (3)
GLY 3603C Paleontology (3)
GLY 4071C Paleoclimatology (3)
GLY 4074C Meteorology & Climatology (3)
GLY 4700C Coastal and Watershed Geology (3)

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours