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Table 4 Racial differences in the relevant academic coursework completed

From: Racial and ethnic differences in the students’ readiness, identity, perceptions of institutional diversity, and desire to join the environmental workforce

Courses Percent taking one or more courses
Total sample White Black Other minorities
Biology 74.8 73.9 79.1 72.7
Environmental sciences 47.7 61.4 44.2 45.5
Ecology/ecosystems studies 44.8 55.6 32.6 45.5
Environmental studies 36.8 50.0 34.9 28.8
Environmental justice 31.0 28.3 34.9 30.3
Conservation 29.9 40.0 18.6 30.3
Geology/earth sciences 29.7 37.0 25.6 27.3
Climate sciences 26.0 35.6 23.7 21.2
Sustainability 25.8 41.3 16.3 21.2
Natural resources management 22.6 23.9 30.2 16.7
Geography 20.6 19.6 27.9 16.7
Agriculture/agronomy 19.4 23.9 20.9 15.2
Botany 18.7 17.4 23.3 16.7
Marine/ocean sciences 17.5 19.6 20.9 13.8
Nature writing/environmental literature 16.1 19.6 16.3 13.6
Biochemistry 15.6 15.6 14.0 16.7
Atmospheric sciences 15.5 17.4 16.3 13.6
Water resources/hydrology 12.9 17.4 14.0 12.1
Soil sciences 12.3 19.6 14.0 6.1
Natural history 10.3 13.0 9.3 9.1
Wildlife management 10.3 13.0 11.6 7.6
Zoology 9.7 13.0 2.3 12.1
Forestry 9.1 8.7 7.1 10.6
Horticulture 4.5 0.0 9.3 4.5