Environmental Studies Major | Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

B.A. in Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Studies Major

The following description elaborates on the University Catalog information (from 2017-18, as AOS Code U879; the only substantive change for 2018-19 is that this degree is now identified as ENVS).

B.A., Special Programs in Liberal Studies, Concentration in Environmental Studies: 122 s.h, with at least 36 s.h. above the 300 level.  (Requirements are the same for students completing this B.A. as a primary or secondary major.) No program admission requirements.

Please consult also the very important advice on General Education requirements that are shared among all concentrations/majors in the Program!

Environmental Studies Major Requirements (Core)

  • ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENV 110 Introduction to Sustainability Studies
  • ENV 300 Environment and Experience (at least 1 s.h.)
  • ENV 400 Capstone Seminar
  • BIO 112 Principles of Biology II & BIO 112L Principles of Biology II Lab
  • CHE 252 Chemistry and the Human Environment
  • GEO 106 Geosystems Science & GEO 106L Geosystems Science Lab
  • PHI 363 Environmental Ethics
  • One of the following:
    • ECO 250 Economic and Business Statistics I
    • SOC 302 Introduction to Data Analysis
    • STA 108 Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • STA 271 Fundamental Concepts of Statistics
    • STA 290 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference

Related Area Electives for Environmental Studies Major

Free Electives for Environmental Studies Major

6 s.h. from any of the following:

  • ENV 300 (when taken beyond the 1 s.h. required in the Core)
  • ENV 399 Environmental Studies Internship  (internships are optional and may count for up to 3 s.h. of electives)
  • ENV 401 Individual Study
  • ENV 493 Honors Work
  • BIO 497 Internship in Biology (internships are optional and may count for up to 3 s.h. of electives)
  • Any additional course(s) listed in the Related Area Electives above