Environmental Studies Major Requirements

2015 - 2016 Catalog

Environmental Studies major leading to BA degree

A major in environmental studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 44 credits, as follows, including at least two 300-level courses. Students also undertake an experiential-learning activity. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

  1. Required courses: ENV 110, 111; ECON 101, 255; PHIL 150 and either BIOL 325 or GEOL 260
  2. Fundamentals: BIOL 111/113 and either GEOL 100 or 101
  3. Technology preparation: INTR 201
  4. Quantitative preparation: BIOL 301 or INTR 202
  5. Interdisciplinary Approaches: One course chosen from BIOL 230, ENV 250, 381, 390, and 395
  6. Systems: One course chosen from among BIOL 217, 245, 246, and GEOL 240
  7. Electives: Two courses in addition to those used for the above requirements and chosen from the following, one of which must be at the 300 level, or from other courses approved in advance by the head of the major:
    BIOL 217, 230, 245, 246, 325
    ECON 356
    ENGL 294
    ENV 207, 212, 295, 381, 390, 395, 493
    GEOL 141, 150, 240, 247
    HIST 336
    PHIL 280
    POL 233
    REL 207, 224 (SOAN 224)
    or, when appropriate, BIOL 398; ECON 288, 289;
    ENGL 293, 380; GEOL 376, 397
  8. Capstone: ENV 397 or 493
  9. Experience: A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.
  1. Required courses:
  2. Fundamentals:
  3. Technology preparation:
  4. Quantitative preparation:
  5. Interdisciplinary Approaches:
  6. One course chosen from:

  7. Systems:
  8. One course chosen from among:

  9. Electives:
  10. Two courses in addition to those used for the above requirements and chosen from the following, one of which must be at the 300 level, or from other courses approved in advance by the head of the major:

  11. Capstone:
  12. Experience:
  13. A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.