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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Environmental Studies major leading to BA degree


A major in environmental studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 41 credits, as follows, including at least two 300-level courses. Students also undertake an experiential-learning activity. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

  1. Required courses: ENV 110, ENV 111, BIOL 111, BIOL113, INTR 201
  2. Social Science Fundamentals: take one course chosen from: ECON 101, POL 100, POL 105
  3. Geology Fundamentals: take one course chosen from: GEOL 100, 101, 105
  4. Statistics: take either BIOL 201 or INTR 202
  5. Advanced Quantitative Skills: take one course chosen from BIOL 282, 325; ECON 203; GEOL 260
  6. Electives: take six courses from the following with at least one from each category and at least one at the 300 level. Note that a course cannot count in more than one category

A. Systems: take one course chosen from BIOL 217, BIOL 245, BIOL 332, or GEOL 240
B. Interdisciplinary Approaches: take one course chosen from ECON 186 (SOAN 186); ECON 259; ENV 250, 390; or, when approved in advance, BIOL 195 or ENV 295
C. Humanities: take one course chosen from BUS 335; ENGL 207; PHIL 150, 282; REL 207, 224; SOAN 224, 286; or, when approved in advance, ENV 395 or PHIL 395
D. Social Sciences: take one course chosen from ACCT 303, ECON 255, ECON 259, or POL 233
E. Free electives: additional courses not used in the above requirements chosen from the following, or from other courses approved in advance by the head of the major:
   BIOL 217, 245, 322, 325, 330, 332, or, when approved in advance, BIOL 195, 398
   BUS 335
   ECON 186, 255, 259 or, when approved in advance, ECON 288
   ENGL 207
   ENV 207, 250, 390, 395, 493 or, when approved in advance, ENV 295 OR 395
   GEOL 141, 150, 240, 247 or, when approved in advance, GEOL 373
   PHIL 150, 282 or, when approved in advance, PHIL 395
   POL 233
   REL 207, 224, 285
   SOAN 186, 224, 285, 286

  1. Capstone: Take either ENV 397 or 493
  2. Experience: A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.

6. Electives:


take six courses from the following with at least one from each category and at least one at the 300 level. Note that a course cannot count in more than one category.

8. Experience:


A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.