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

B.A. degree or B.S. degree

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Advisors: Becker, Feig, Francek, Heumann, Liesch

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.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

To declare a major, students must meet with a Geography and Environmental Studies faculty advisor.

 

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.