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Environmental Studies Major, B.A. and B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees

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Advisors: Becker, Feig, Francek, Graziano, Heumann, Leisch

The Environmental Studies major prepares tomorrow's leaders to promote excellence in environmental policy and practice in commercial, governmental, and non-profit organizations, for the betterment of society, by providing interdisciplinary environmental knowledge, skills, and communication from local to global scales.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (21 hours)

 
ENS 101QROf Earth and Us: Introduction to Environmental Science

3(2-2)

ENV 101Introduction to Environmental Studies

3(3-0)

ENV 310Environmental Issues Management

3(3-0)

ENV 350Foundations of Environmental Thought

3(3-0)

ENV 400WIEnvironmental Studies Capstone

3(3-0)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

GEO 300Research Methods in Geography

3(3-0)

Note: ENV 101 may be offered as WI.

Required Courses I (3-4 hours)

Select one of the following:

BIO 101General Biology

3(2-2)

BIO 105QRIntroductory Quantitative Biology

3(2-2)

BIO 111Foundations of Evolution and Diversity

4(3-3)

BIO 229Nature Study

3(2-3)

Required Courses II (4-5 hours)

Select one of the following:

CHM 120Survey of Chemistry

4(4-0)

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 161Principles of Chemistry

5(4-4)

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

STA 282QRIntroduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

STA 382QRElementary Statistical Analysis

3(3-0)

Electives (18-19 hours)

Note: Electives I, II, and III should total to at least 18 credit hours.

Electives I (12-15 hours)

 
ENV 300Environmental Justice: Race, Gender, Poverty

3(3-0)

ENV 320Environmental Assessment and Practice

3(3-0)

ENV 360Water Resources Management

3(3-0)

ENV 365Energy and the Environment

3(3-0)

ENV 397Special Topics

1-6(Spec)

GEO 330Resource Perception and Utilization

3(3-0)

GEO 331Land Use Planning

3(3-0)

GEO 332American Landscapes

3(3-0)

GEO 355Environmental Catastrophes

3(3-0)

Electives II (0-6 hours)

 
ANT 250WI/BIO 250WI/CHM 250WIWater as Life, Death, and Power

3(3-0)

ANT 370/SOC 370Global Environmental Issues

3(3-0)

BLR 521Environmental Law and Policy

3(3-0)

ECO 301Environmental Economics

3(3-0)

GEO 317Economic Geography

3(3-0)

HSC 352Environmental Health

3(3-0)

HST 302Comparative Environmental History

3(3-0)

PSC 516Environmental Politics and Policy

3(3-0)

Note: Students may only count one of ECO 301 or GEO 317.

Electives III (0-7 hours)

BIO 334/GEO 334Soil Science

3(2-2)

GEL 308Water Resources and Hydrologic Processes

3(3-0)

GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

GEO 303Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 503Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

MET 301Climatology & Climate Change

3(3-0)

Total: 49-52 semester hours

Note: It is recommended that students select a minor or undergraduate certificate in consultation with their major advisor.