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Environmental Studies Major Requirements

The Environmental Studies major requires 120 credits to complete. In addition to meeting the course requirements, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College.

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies is interdisciplinary, consisting of courses in Political Science, math, Business, English, and various types of social science.


Senior Comprehensive Policy

No comprehensive exam is required. ENV 0460 Environmental Studies Integration Seminar is required and the students receive a letter grade for material done in the course.


General Education Requirements

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


Required Courses (19 Credits)

  • BIO 0115 - Science Issues* - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0230 - Ecology - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0231 - Ecology Laboratory I - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0135 - Global Environmental Issues - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0283 - The Politics of Sustainability - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0460 - Environmental Studies Integration Semester - 3 Credits
  • ENV 0480 - Internship - 3 Credits

* Student may substitute BIO 115 or BIO 155 depending on interests and course of study


Required Supporting Courses (18 Credits)

All courses listed below are 3 credits.

  • One course in Business
  • One course in Humanities
  • One course in Social Sciences
  • Three additional courses in any category below

Business Supporting Courses

  • BUS 0230 - Contemporary Issues in Business
  • BUS 0260 - Intro to Nonprofits
  • BUS - 0220 - Statistics
  • ECO 0101 - Intro to Microeconomics

Humanities Supporting Courses

  • ENG 0270 - Social Jusitce in Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • HIS 0265 - History of Environmental Social Movements
  • HIS 0345 - Environmental History
  • PHI 0290 - Environmental Ethics
  • WRT 0240 - Business Writing

Social Science Supporting Courses

  • PSC 0267 - Public Policy Analysis
  • PSC 0285 - Environmental Law
  • PSC 0350 - Research Methods*
  • PSY 0275 - Psychology for Sustainability

*This course cross-lists with SOC 0380


Natural Science Supporting Courses

  • BIO 0430 - Marine Biology 

Environmental Studies Electives

Electives can also be used to take other courses in the Environmental Studies program of study, but the student should not be limited to only these areas. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.