Major in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program provides a strong interdisciplinary core curriculum for all majors with two undergraduate degree options:

  • The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies provides a foundation in policy, sciences, and humanities with advanced elective coursework.
  • The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies places a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

All Environmental Studies majors will take the following core courses for a minimum of 12 course credits:

Environmental Studies Core

  • ES 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 200 Environmental Science I
  • ES 201 Environmental Science II
  • POL 201 American Federal Government
  • ECO 211 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ES/URB 300 Sustainable Urban Development
  • PHL 312 Environmental Ethics
  • COM 327 Environmental Communication
  • POL 365 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • MTH 345 Elementary Statistics (may substitute MTH 346 or PSY 355)
  • ES 400 Environmental Studies Capstone (to be taken in the Junior year)
  • ES 468 Environmental Studies Internship (0.5 or 1 credit) (may be substituted by Field Work, Independent Study/Research, or Study Away with the approval of the Program Director)
  • ES 499 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (0.5 credit)

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete:

  • Environmental Studies Core
  • ES 410 Environmental Law
  • Two course credits of approved Environmental Studies electives

Students should check with the program director for currently approved electives.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete:

  • Environmental Studies Core
  • One additional Mathematics course chosen from MTH 132, MTH 151 or MTH 152
  • A minor (or double major) in one of the following fields:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Computer Science

Minor in Environmental Studies

An Environmental Studies minor consists of a minimum of five course credits, including four required ENV core courses:

  • ES 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 200 Environmental Science I
  • ES 201 Environmental Science II
  • ES 300 Sustainable Urban Development
  • One elective selected from any other Environmental Studies course (ENV) or PHL 312, or COM 327, or POL 365

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