Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary environmental studies minor (co-sponsored by the Department of Geography) acquaints students with current environmental problems and gives them the tools of analysis to identify causes and work toward solutions. This interdisciplinary minor draws on classes in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Many of these courses incorporate experiential field learning, providing hands on opportunities.

Learn more about the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor.

Download the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor Form.

Get more information by contacting Dr. Michael Steinberg at

Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor

The minor in civic engagement and leadership is for those wishing to become outstanding leaders and citizens. There is a track for Army and Air Force ROTC students and a general track for all others. Students complete two foundation courses and then build a concentration focusing on topics such as politics and development, human relations, conflict resolution, for profit and non-profit organizational leadership, and human relations.

Learn more about the civic engagement and leadership minor.

Download the tracking sheet for the civic engagement and leadership minor.

Get more information by contacting the New College Main Office at 205-348-4600, or speak to your advisor.

If you are in Army or Air Force ROTC at UA, consult these separate requirements to fulfill the minor.

Self-Designed Minor

Non-New College students may create an interdisciplinary 21-hour minor that includes courses from at least two different disciplines. A proposal is required and must be approved by the New College Director.  Students interested in this minor should read the materials below carefully, and then contact the New College office to set up an appointment with Dr. Julia Cherry, New College Director.

Learn more about the self-designed minor.

Download the Self-Designed Minor form and tracking sheet here.

Already have an idea for a minor?
Read the materials on the self-designed minor carefully before completing the Self-Designed Minor form.
Email the completed form to Ms. Jamilah Cooper-Bowden, and if you haven’t previously met with Dr. Julia Cherry, request an appointment to discuss your proposal.

Students may also attend one of the weekly walk-in info sessions with Dr. Cherry in Lloyd Hall Rm. 201 to learn more and have your general questions answered in person.
Self-Designed Minor Info Sessions:
Mondays: 10:00 – 10:30
2:00 – 2:30
Thursdays: 10:00 – 10:30

Natural Resources Management Minor

This minor is available to students majoring in either the College of Arts & Sciences or the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Learn more about the natural resources management minor.

View the natural resources management minor’s section of the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

For more information, contact Dr. Carl Williams at