Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in Environmental Studies

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits of courses required for the Environmental Studies Major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 38 credits
BIO-0130 Science Issues 3 credits
BIO-0131 Science Issues Laboratory 1 credit
BIO-0230 Ecology 4 credits
CHE-0135 Global Environmental Issues 3 credits
COM-0160 Public Speaking 3 credits
PHI-0290 Environmental Ethics 3 credits
PSY-0210 Descriptive Statistics* 3 credits
PSC-0283 The Politics of Sustainability 3 credits
PSC-0285 Environmental Law 3 credits
PSC-0267 Public Policy Analysis 3 credits
PSC-0350 Social Science Methodology 3 credits
ENV-0460 Environmental Studies Integration Seminar 3 credits
ENV-0480 Internship 3 credits
*This course cross-lists with PSC-0220. Students may also consider taking BUS-0220, Statistics I, which cross-lists with MAT-0215.

Recommended Supporting Courses
BUS-0100Legal Environment of Business I3 credits
BUS-0150Legal Environment of Business II3 credits
COM-0233Technical Writing3 credits
ECO-0100Introduction to Macro-economics3 credits
ECO-L100Macro-economics Problems and Applications1 credit
ECO-0101Introduction to Micro-economics3 credits
ECO-L101Micro-economics Problems and Applications1 credit
ENG-0280Environmental Literature3 credits
HIS-0235Environmental History3 credits
PHI-0120Critical Thinking3 credits
PSY-0221Inferential Statistics*3 credits
PSC-0340Conflict Resolution**3 credits
*This course cross-lists with PSC-0221. Students may also take BUS-0221, Statistics II which cross-lists with MAT-0216.
**Students may also take SOC-0330 Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution.


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of environmental science courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.